HBO has renewed Westworld for Season 4. The science fiction drama series spearheded by showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is currently in its third season, with two episodes left to conclude Season 3 when HBO made the announcement. Moreover, sources reveal that both showrunners have a deal with HBO for up to six Seasons which is presumably as long as the show could run.
HBO President of programming Casey Bloys issued a statment, explaining how elated they are to explore Nolan and Joy’s vision for the series moving ahead.
From the Western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.
Nolan and Joy have also landed a lucrative 9-figure deal with Amazon to produce content for their streaming platform Prime Video. Among the first bits of content that they will produce is an adaptation of the 2014 science fiction thriller The Peripheral by author William Gibson. That deal should hopefully not distract them from the fabulous work they’ve been churning out for Westworld.
HBO also released a brief teaser to commemorate the announcement that at least gives us the Season 4 logo and styling.
Around the time of producing Season 1, Nolan and Joy had mapped out the first five seasons or so of the series. They’ve envisioned it as something with a limited run instead of a show that continues for an indefinite number of seasons like The Simpsons or even The Walking Dead at this point. It’s going to be exciting to see where they end Season 3 and how they use that as a jump-off point to take Season 4 ahead.
Given the 2-year gaps between production, I expect Westworld Season 4 to premiere no sooner than 2022. In any case, I’ll keep you posted.