HBO has officially renewed Westworld for a fourth season.
As the third season of Westworld nears the end, HBO has officially renewed the science fiction series for a fourth season with showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan remaining at the helm. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, the Westworld renewal was part of Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan’s “larger payout as part of their nine-figure overall deal the duo signed with Amazon last year.”
According to the outlet, the deal included upfront payment for their work as the showrunners of Westworld for what its sources say will be the final three seasons, bringing the total count to six seasons. HBO programming president Casey Bloys made the following statement on the renewal and the network’s excitement about seeing what the showrunners have planned for the future:
“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.”
There is currently no official word on a premiere date or an episode count for the fourth season of Westworld.
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 Hollywood Reporter