Renewed Or Cancelled?
Westworld is HBO’s cerebrally charged sci-fi thriller. Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld’s first season was a groundbreaking piece of TV. The second season and beyond? Not so much. The third season in particular really changed the dynamic of the series, bleeding viewers as a result. However, season 4 has come back and managed to pick things up, bringing back what made the show so good to begin with.
What is Westworld about?
The park has been reset with a new lick of paint, the characters have been revamped and the balance has been rescaled much more effectively this time around. No one character has the upper-hand (looking at you super Maeve who can not be harmed and controls everything) and the season is all the stronger for it.
Our story picks up seven years after the events of season 3. Through fragmented flashbacks (and a lot more during episode 4) we learn that Rehoboam has been destroyed completely. Maeve and Caleb have been fighting the good fight and have now gone their separate ways.
At the end of the last season, Dolores was killed but she’s back again, this time under a new alias of Christina and she doesn’t seem to remember anything. But she is a puzzle box unto herself, with a recurring motif linked to some sort of tower.
There’s also a separate strand involving Bernard, which is clearly going to be a larger part of the story coming in the second half of this season. He’s off on a fetch quest but to where? Well, that would be telling but expect the season to reveal more over time.
We have ongoing coverage of Westworld across the site, including season reviews for all 4 seasons and recaps for every episode. You can check that out HERE.
Has Westworld been renewed for season 5?
At the time of writing, Westworld has not been renewed officially for season 5. Given the ending though, along with an interview with Ed Harris, it seems to be a matter of time before it’s confirmed.
Speaking to Hollywood Reporter, Ed Harris says:
“I’m hoping that some aspect of who he was when he was younger comes back, but I really don’t know if it will. I have no idea what they’re planning. We have one more season, which will start filming next April and May. I have no idea where that’s going to end up.”
This seems to confirm that Westworld will be returning, but then we’ve seen recently a spate of shows and movies cancelled by studios so we’ll have to wait and see. When it comes to the ratings, Westworld season 4 has been shockingly low, partly thanks to how bad season 3 was, subsequently losing 70% of its viewers.
Despite this, we’re going out on a limb and predicting that Westworld will be renewed for a fifth season.
We’ll be sure to update this section with accurate details over the coming weeks and months when we know more!
What we know about season 5 so far:
Barely anything is known about season 5 at this point, given HBO have not officially green-lit a sequel. The conclusion does open things up for a follow-up though, with plenty of potential to round this story out on a high.
If this one is renewed, expect another big mystery while the fate of every character is left hanging in the balance.
We’ll be sure to update this page in the future when more information is known though!
Would you like to see Westworld return for a second season? What did you think of the ending? Will the characters return for a follow-up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!