Good news, Westworld fans! HBO has announced that it has officially renewed the mind-bending, futuristic sci-fi series for a fourth season.
The renewal announcement comes ahead of the end of the third season, which still has two episodes to go.
“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,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO Programming, said of renewing Westworld. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”
The third season of Westworld premiered on March 15, giving us somewhat of a soft reboot of the show’s original premise. We here at Hypable have been loving the new direction so far, with our reviewer describing the third season as delivering “for those of us who enjoyed the second season for what it was” while also course-correcting “many of the aspects that frustrated viewers last season and remind[ing] us all why we fell in love with this show in the first place.”
The eighth and final episode of season 3 of Westworld is set to air on May 3, with these final two episodes likely bringing together Dolores and Maeve for a showdown that has been promised the entire season.
Westworld is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name, though the series takes it in a slightly different direction and is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will.
The show was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are executive producers along with Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, and Ben Stephenson.
Returning cast members this season included Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, and Jeffrey Wright, with newcomers to the cast including Aaron Paul and Vincent Cassel.