Westworld renewed for season 4
The head-scratching sci-fi series will return soon.
Westworld has been officially renewed for a fourth season, HBO has announced.
The sci-fi series is currently in the middle of its third season, which is airing on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.
HBO sent out a press release from head of programming Casey Bloys, mentioning that Jonathon Nolan and Lisa Joy would be back as showrunners.
“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.”
It’s been four years since Westworld first debuted, and what started as a sci-fi/Western mash-up has now branched out much further, tackling deep questions around AI.
The series is adapted from Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, which featured Yul Brynner as a gun-toting cowboy robot that goes mad and starts killing visitors to the park.
The HBO series greatly expands upon it, with season 3 taking place almost entirely outside the park, with the robots infiltrating the human world.
Jonathon Nolan has previously claimed that he has plans for six seasons of Westworld, meaning it could continue even further beyond the planned four.
Source: AV Club