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L-r: Evan Rachel Wood is Dolores and Tessa Thompson is Charlotte Hale in 'Westworld,' episode 4,

Fantastically Creepy “Westworld” Season 4 Trailer Reveals Premiere Date

After a wait that would have made even the non-sentient Westworld hosts impatient, HBO’s ambitious sci-fi series is back. A brand new trailer for season 4 reveals the return of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and the gang, who have all been offline, as it were, since the season three finale in May 2020.

Who better to welcome us back to Westworld‘s special blend of haunted sci-fi dystopia better than Lou Reed, whose song “Perfect Day” greets us as we’re reunited with Maeve (Thandie Newton), Caleb Nichols (Aaron Paul), Ashley Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth), Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), Bernard Shaw (Jeffrey Wright), and even the Man in Black (Ed Harris).

The trailer is wordless, save for Reed’s deathless voice, but it gives us a glimpse of the terrors to come. HBO describes season four as a “dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on earth,” so the stakes are certainly high. The money shot is a host, her face still unconnected, spewing insects. In fact, the trailer is bug-crazy, with insects swarming and flying out of (and into) eyes and mouths. It’s classic a Westworld teaser, heavy on portent, light on specifics, but gorgeously done.

Westworld comes from creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who also executive produce alongside Alison Schapker, Denis Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, and Ben Stephenson.

Check out the trailer below. Westworld returns on June 26.

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Featured image: L-r: Evan Rachel Wood is Dolores and Tessa Thompson is Charlotte Hale in ‘Westworld,’ episode 4, “Mother of Exiles.” Photograph by John P. Johnson/HBO

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