As of this writing, there are just a couple of episodes left to Season Three of the Nolan/Joy wonder that is WESTWORLD. But fear not, the Hosts aren’t done with us yet as this dramatic show has been renewed for a fourth season.
LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2020 – HBO has renewed the Emmy-winning drama series WESTWORLD for a fourth season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.
“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,” noted Bloys. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”
WESTWORLD returned for its eight-episode third season Sunday, March 15. A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will, the show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers. Nolan directed the season’s premiere episode, which has surpassed nine million viewers across all platforms.
WESTWORLD was lauded as “the most epic show on TV” by Decider. TV Guide hailed the season as “dazzling,” “exhilarating,” and “incredibly relevant,” and Variety called it a “crowd pleasing ride through the world of the future.” The New York Times deemed it “sleek and eye-catching,” while NPR called season three “more entertaining than ever before.”
WESTWORLD was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, and Ben Stephenson. Production companies: Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
So, what possibly could be in store? We just can’t predict with this show. Each season has been unique. We had Delos Park and the Sweetwater environ in Season One, expanded to other themed environs in Season Two and then opened it up to the world outside the parks. And by Season Four we’ve got to ask just whose world is it. Will it be the Hosts’ new world, Serac’s world of manipulated playthings or will the bloodbags that are the rest of us take a stand?
And of course, there is the worry of how long we need to wait for the next chapter. Ah, WESTWORLD, got to love it!