The eight-episode third season of HBO’s Emmy-winning series Westworld debuted earlier this year. And today we hear that HBO has renewed the series for a fourth season.
A return date for the series has not been determined and an episode count is also up in the air. But that said, we do know that Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan will remain showrunners.
And now we hear that the plan is for the series to run sixth seasons all said and done. THR reports: “The deal included upfront payment for their services as showrunners on Westworld for what sources say will be its final three seasons (taking it to season six).“
HBO’s Casey Bloys tells THR: “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.”
Evan Rachel Wood returns as Dolores along with Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore and Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton.
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New cast members this season include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., and Michael and Tommy Flanagan.
Based on Michael Crichton’s film, Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. This season’s theme is “New World.”
The show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy who executive produce with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson, and Denise Thé. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions produce with Warner Bros Television.