Based on the 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld took the world by storm upon its release. Developed by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the neo-Western sci-fi television series has been a benchmark for sci-fi shows with its mind-boggling plotline and unforgettable characters. Upon its release, Westworld had amassed the highest viewership for HBO since True Detective (2014). Since then, the series has won 9 Primetime Emmy Awards out of a staggering 54 nominations. Apart from the genius of Nolan and Joy, the series also boasts of a stellar cast and the musical prodigy of Ramin Djawadi, making Westworld an absolute fan-favorite.
Having been released back in 2016, Westworld had received critical acclaim for its complex narratives and themes of free will. However, the third season of the series, which was released in 2020 has received mixed reviews. Nevertheless, the show’s high viewership and global fanbase didn’t deter HBO from producing the fourth season. Unfortunately, the production was halted for months as the pandemic raged across the world, delaying the release. But now, actor Jeffery Wright, who plays the role of Bernard Lowe, has revealed that the fourth season premiere is coming soon in a recent interview with Deadline.
“We wrapped last December, but I’m not exactly sure when it’s coming out. Season 4 is going to be more of the Westworld you’ve come to expect and more digging down into some issues and some technology that is going to look familiar to us, as always. It’s gonna be exciting. I’m not sure exactly when we’re to air but within the coming months, certainly.”
“Bernard is still trying to solve it all and he is still very much a part of the struggle. The struggle goes on, and Bernard is right there at the center of it. It’s gonna be fun.”
Additionally, co-creator Jonathan Nolan has also shared his thoughts on the future of the series. While a part of him doesn’t want the story to end, the ace screenwriter understands the need to envisage a fitting conclusion to the story.
“We’ve been very, very lucky to work with this cast, this crew, and now, partnering with Denise. When you have a show going like this, you want to stay as long as you’re telling a compelling story. We’re heading towards that end, but we haven’t completely mapped it out. At this point, part of the work is looking at the rest of the story we have to tell. It’s two impulses, one against the other. You don’t want to walk away from people who are as talented and cool as this. They’re all lovely, lovely people, and they love working together, we like working together. At the same time, you don’t want to outstay your welcome. You have a story to tell, and you want to go out without feeling like you’ve outstayed your welcome. So we’re trying to balance those things a bit.”
While the release date of the fourth season of Westworld is yet to be revealed, the first three seasons are currently streaming on HBO Max.