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 for season 5. Given the ending though, that’s perhaps going to come as quite the shock.
The viewing figures for Westworld season 4 were, quite simply, atrocious. A lot of money was pumped into the production design of this and the cast (who are still getting paid despite the show being cancelled). Season 3 officially killed interest in the show, with its two Mary Sue characters front and center, and although season 4 went some way to remedy that, it’s clear the damage had already been done.
What we know about season 5 so far:
Given HBO have only just announced a cancellation for Westworld, it’s unclear what the future holds for this sci-fi series. Unless another network picks this up and continues the story, it seems unlikely that this will go any further. The conclusion does open things up for a follow-up but right now, that seems very unlikely indeed.
Would you like to see Westworld return for a fifth 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!