Showrunner Jonathan Nolan says he’s excited to see Ed Harris’ the Man in Black “kill everyone” in Westworld season four.
Although Westworld season three only recently finished, plans have already been made for the fourth season, with showrunner Jonathan Nolan teasing an interesting direction for Ed Harris’ William going forward. The ending of season three saw the Man in Black become one of the hosts under the Charlotte Hale Dolores’ control. Nolan explained in an interview with The Paley Center for Media that he loves the irony of William’s new direction since he’s become the thing he loved to control. The showrunner also said he can’t wait to see the star “kill everyone.”
“I’m a big believer in being guided by irony. [William] winds up becoming this thing [a host] that he’s controlled for so long. And on a visceral level, I just can’t wait to watch Ed kill everyone.”
Ed Harris was also part of the interview and expressed his excitement to see where the character goes in the future, although confessed that he has no idea what the writers have planned for him. Harris previously revealed he was a little disappointed with the character’s arc in Westworld season three, but it sounds like he’s more hopeful for the next season. He did say that William and the Charlotte Hale version of Dolores will be working together going forward.
“I have no idea what they have planned for me. I’m teamed with Tessa [Thompson], I know. Hopefully, we can do some rightful damage.”
Watch the Westworld interview below.
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Here is the official series synopsis for HBO’s Westworld:
Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park — which is looked after by robotic “hosts” — allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. “Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name — features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.
Westworld season 3 stars Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as 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. New cast members include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy, and Tommy Flanagan.
Westworld season 3 airs on Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO.
Source: The Paley Center For Media