HBO announced on Friday that will not renew Westworld for the fifth season. The news took many fans by surprise, as the production was once one of the channel’s main series – even earning 54 Emmy nominations.
“Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-blowing odyssey, raising the bar with every step. We are tremendously grateful to them, along with their immensely talented cast, producers and crew, and all of our partners at Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. It was a thrill to join them on this journey.”
Last month, creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan had confirmed that the script for the fifth and final season was ready and that it was only pending approval from HBO to continue.
It is worth mentioning that the performance of the series had already been falling since the third season among fans and specialized critics.
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the plot of Westworld
The series follows an amusement park where visitors are invited to interact with high-tech androids that simulate human situations and emotions.
There, the visitors’ dark desires and robotic emotions mix and things start to spiral out of control.
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Aaron Paul joined the cast of the fourth season. In the premiere episodes, Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs) and James Marsden (Dial Friend to Kill) also participated.
The four seasons of Westworld are available on HBO Max.