Science fiction shows are gaining more and more fans in the present – and HBO has no better example than Westworld, especially with the franchise returning for its fourth season.
Westworld is based on the movie originally released in 1973, written by the same man who created the classic Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton. The series tells the story of an amusement park filled with human-like androids instead of animals. In this park for the rich and famous, guests can pay to indulge in their deepest, darkest secrets without even thinking about the consequences. Now that the fourth season is almost back on the small screen, many fans are scrambling for more information, especially since producers have kept many things about the show under wraps.
Keep your soul intact, and there is no need to panic- here is everything we know about HBO's favorite sci-fi series, Westworld Season 4.
Westworld Season 4 Release Date: When Will the HBO Series Come Out?
Westworld Season 4 was released on June 26, 2022. The series will have eight episodes in total, two episodes less than the first three seasons. A new episode is set to come out every week after the premiere, with the season finale dropping on August 14, 2022.
Westworld Season 4 Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Series?
Most of the main cast from the first three seasons of Westworld will return for Westworld Season 4. But don't get your hopes up; any return character may only be a version of their previous selves, which could mean a different portrayal all together
Thandiwe Newton returnS as Maeve Millay. She will continue working with Jeffery Wright as Bernard Lowe/Arnold Weber and Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols. Luke Hemsworth also returns as Ashley Stubbs, and Ed Harris will still play The Man in Black. We saw Tessa Thompson return as Charlotte Hale/Dolores Abernathy, while Evan Rachel Wood, who originally played Dolores, has a brand new character named Christina.
In one of her recent roundtable interviews, Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy shares some details about the character.
When we first meet Christina, we see that that she is a writer and that she is a storyteller. She works for a gaming company. But clearly, something is off and something is going on, because she’s getting these crazy phone calls from a stranger who is accusing her and her stories of being real and actually influencing real people. So I think, you know, that’s about as much as I can say. But I think it’s going to be one of the fun things, too, that will sort of unfold—that we get to learn about Christina this season—is what is actually happening. Who is Christina? Where are we? When are we? What is happening and what is her role?
Ariana DeBose will also join Westworld Season 4 in a recurring guest role, though her character is yet to be announced.
However, it is safe to expect other characters to show up in season 4, even those who died in earlier seasons because all they need to do is return to another 'host' body.
Westworld Season 4 Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
Westworld Season 4 was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Nolan and Joy are also writing the season.
Westworld Season 4 Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Sci-Fi Series?
Nolan and Joy have kept their mouths shut about the possible plot of the series. However, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Nolan talked about how he and Joy have always wanted each season to be different:
One of the fun things about me the show, when Lisa and I were talking about it way back, was the ability of this show to shift genres every season and the invitation to do it. This season, we had an episode called 'Genre.' We had a movie in [the original Westworld film] in which Crichton was very deliberately playing with the notion of genre. We felt we had an open invitation to play around, especially in this moment where TV is reinventing itself constantly, to have a show that reinvents itself season after season. It essentially takes advantage of the established parameters of a genre. You have a western, you have a samurai movie, you have war movies, you have science-fiction. There are all different versions of the future you have seen over the years in film. We get to play around with all of that and make the text of all of that. So the idea that next season will feel different and distinct in genre from the previous seasons? Yes, that's absolutely part of the structure of the show.
We have so much to look forward to in Westworld Season 4. Here is a quick look into everything happening in the next coming weeks.
Westworld Season 4 Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Series?
HBO released the Westworld Season 4 official teaser on May 10, 2022. Watch the teaser here:
The official trailer for the series was released on June 17, 2022. The two-minute-long video showed the basic premise of the new season. You can watch the full trailer here:
Where to Watch Westworld Season 4: Where Can I Watch the Marvel Series?
Westworld Season 4 is set to premiere on HBO and HBOMax on June 26, 2022. You can watch the first three seasons of the series on HBO.
Westworld is a mind-boggling sci-fi series that has established itself in the industry. So much so that in a sea of shows, it has been able to stand out and make a mark to be renewed three times. We are excited to see which direction the production team will take for season 4.