HBO Renews Westworld for Season 4
However this wacky, gorgeously shot third season of Westworld concludes, we now know that the story will continue. HBO has officially confirmed that the sentient hosts and morally vacuous humans they alternately fight and befriend will be back for a fourth season. The news came via Tweet and press release—rejoice, Westworld fans!
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) April 22, 2020
Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming, said this in the release:
“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 currently has two more episodes left in season 3, which has taken the action largely outside of the titular theme park and into the real world. Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) has continued her mission to stick it to the human race, and the season’s many plot twists have included (spoiler alert) the fact that she has essentially cloned herself in the forms of faces familiar and new to aid her cause. The biggest twist, arguably, was that Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), killed in season 2 and resurrected as a host, has actually been a version of Dolores this entire season. When Maeve (Thandie Newton) took a sword to the gut from a resurrected Musashi (Hiroyuki Sanada), he, too, was actually Dolores!
Season three has also been admirably ambitious, and this for a show that has been ambitious from the very start. Taking the action out of the park and delivering a completely different aesthetic—gone are the faux old west saloons, in are the spliced-together cityscapes of Singapore, Valencia, and Los Angeles. There’s also a bunch of new characters played by great actors, including Aaron Paul’s Caleb (on Team Dolores) and Vincent Cassel’s Engerraund Serac (definitely not on Team Dolores).
Now we know that however this Dolores vs. Serac battle works out, we’ll have another season’s worth of Westworld to enjoy.
Featured image: L-r: Aaron Paul and Evan Rachel Wood in season 3 of ‘Westworld.’ Courtesy HBO