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“We’re Not Giving the answers so Much as asking the Questions”

Joy, pictured with Westworld cocreator Nolan, believes the best writing “covers the Venn diagram of our aesthetics and ideals.”

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Jonathan Nolan

HOMETOWN

Chicago

FAMILY FAME

Nolan and his brother, director Christopher Nolan, cowrote Interstellar, The Dark Knight, and more.

FIRST GIG

The film Memento, starring Guy Pearce, was based on a short story Nolan wrote in college. (He also coded the website for the movie.)

TV DEBUT

Nolan created CBS’s sci-fi crime drama Person of Interest.

Lisa Joy

HOMETOWN

Chester, New Jersey

BIG BREAK

Joy was a writer on the ABC comedy series Pushing Daisies.

ALTERNATE LIFE

Before television, Joy worked in criminal law, specializing in family violence.

FAVORITE WESTERN

Sergio Leone’s genre-flipping Once Upon a Time in the West

When J.J. Abrams pitched screenwriter Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and producer Lisa Joy (Burn Notice) on the idea of adapting the 1973 sci-fi–Western flick Westworld for the small screen, Nolan demurred. But Joy (who is also married to Nolan) sold him on the potential emotional complexities in a futuristic show that’s set in

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