Westworld News & Update: Popular Sci-Fi Drama Finds a New Home in Roku Following HBO Removal

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Westworld has a new streaming platform. According to Deadline, the sci-fi drama will be available on Roku and Tubi after Warner Bros. Discovery established new distribution partnerships for some of its content.

Despite its early success, Westworld witnessed a significant drop in viewership throughout its third and fourth seasons, necessitating the show's cancellation.

Westworld was pulled from the HBO Max collection in December of last year, along with other Warner Bros. titles. The decision was made as part of the company's efforts to sell streaming rights to FAST channel providers in order to decrease costs during David Zaslav's presidency of the media giant.

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The Critical Success of Westworld

Over the years, Westworld has had a highly outstanding cast, including Tessa Thompson, James Marsden, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and Evan Rachel Wood.

Before the studio made the decision to end the series abruptly, the show's creators, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy had previously stated that they already had a picture of how they wanted to finish things up.

The series received 54 nominations for Emmy Awards throughout its existence, including Newton's win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series back in 2018. This is despite the fact that the plot was not satisfactorily concluded.

During its first two seasons, the series, set in a futuristic world, focused on an old west theme park. Because the androids were trained not to harm people, rich visitors may live out their wild west fantasies without fear of significant repercussions in the park.

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The show's later seasons concentrated on the risks of highly powerful artificial intelligence and the damage it could pose to mankind in the mid-twentieth century.

More to Watch on Roku

Apart from Westworld, Cake Boss, The Bachelor, F-Boy Island, and Say Yes to the Dress will also join The Roku Channel in the spring via Warner Bros-branded channels, while Fox Corp-owned Tubi will debut 14 WB-branded channels and 225 titles on its platform. Among them are Westworld, Raised By Wolves, and F-Boy Island.

Hundreds of TV shows and movies from HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros Pictures, Warner Bros Television, Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, and TLC will be available alongside Roku channels.

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