Westworld renewed for Season 4

Westworld Dolores and the pearlHBO has just renewed the sleek and sophisticated sci-fi drama, Westworld, for a fourth season.

In a statement, HBO Programming president Casey Bloys, shared this message:

“From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy…We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”

Westworld debuted on HBO in 2016, with a second season airing in 2018. Both seasons had ten episodes each and were set in the western-themed park where advanced artificial intelligence beings called “hosts” catered to the human guests’ different fantasies. The third season premiered on March 15 and is set in the “real world” after certain hosts escaped the park at the end of season two. This season will have eight episodes, with the sixth having aired last Sunday. No news yet on how many episodes the fourth season will have.

Westworld season premiereThe show explores themes of determinism, the nature of free will, and the consequences of unbridled technological advancement. In the current season, Dolores (played by Evan Rachel Wood) has begun a revolution in order to destroy the current future world in order to make way for more of her kind. She enlists the aid of a human named Caleb (played by Aaron Paul) while another host, Bernard (played by Jeffrey Wright) is trying to stop her. She also goes against the main villain of the piece, a devious businessman named Serac (played by Vincent Cassel), who has enlisted the support of the only other host powerful enough to face Dolores, Maeve (played by Thandie Newton.)

According to a report on Entertainment Weekly, given the current global crisis causing delays in production for the entire entertainment industry, the earliest that the show can start production will be in 2021. Whether Westworld season four will follow the pattern and air in 2022 remains to be seen.

Westworld airs every Sunday on HBO.

Read our reviews of the show HERE.

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