There was a confirmation of Westworld Season 4 just a few weeks before the season 3 conclusion, proving that the HBO sci-fi drama is top-rated. The program, which was based on the film but is now very much its creature, took a hard turn away from the movie in the most recent series of episodes – and viewers seemed to be content to go along with it.
According to Casey Bloys, president of HBO (House of the Dragon) programming, “From the western theme park to the technocratic city of the near future, we’ve greatly appreciated every twist and turn,” the business stated.
It appears that the previous season primarily overlooked the android-filled play park for the wealthy to focus on the human world, and the show’s last shots hint that this will not alter in season 4. Spoilers for the Season 3 finale will be provided below, so make sure you’re up to date on everything before reading on to learn everything we know about the release date, cast, and story direction for Westworld Season 4.
The Release Date of Westworld Season 4
While Westworld season 4 is currently in production, there is no official release date for the show at this time.
Because there has been a two-year hiatus between each season, it is not scheduled to premiere on television screens until the spring of 2022.
When it is shown, it will be accessible to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the United Kingdom and HBO (Halt and Catch Fire Season 5) in the United States.
The Cast and Plot of Westworld Season 4
The plot of Westworld season 4 is currently unknown, but we do know that a particular insane billionaire will not appear in any future episodes. Serac (Vincent Cassel) is no longer alive, and humanity is no longer under the power of his incredibly superior artificial intelligence.
What is less specific is what will happen to Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood). Although technically she is dead, she will not be considered genuinely dead until all of the hosts have perished, as she was revealed to be the template machine on which all others were based. But the femme fatale Abernathy who was set on bringing down the global human order appears to be no more: Serac erased her memories while searching for the keys to the Sublime, a secret server to which some hosts have managed to gain access through the Sublime.
However, because humans and hosts return from death on such a regular basis in Westworld, there’s always a risk that characters will reappear as hosts. Wood, in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, suggested that Dolores as we know her would finally be put to rest this time: “I think clearly it’s been shown, you know, it’s fairly difficult to get rid of characters, but I do think certain things are permanent.”
“Dolores has passed away,” Nolan confirmed to Variety. “We adore Evan Rachel Wood, and we haven’t started discussing openly about what the show will look like in the future just yet,” says the cast. “However, it appears to be quite different.” Perhaps we’ll have to get used to the idea of a Westworld without her in it after all.
Returning to the Sublime, Bernard’s (Jeffrey Wright) closing scene implies that we may be traveling even further into the future, maybe in search of “an answer to what happens after the end of the world.” When we realize that he, not Dolores, holds the keys to this android afterlife, he puts on a mystery headgear that we don’t understand. Then we see him covered with dust as if he’s been standing in the same place for an extended period physically.
Because humanity is on the verge of plunging into anarchy, there is still much to be settled in the here and now. Perhaps different timelines with Bernard will unfold in the future as Caleb (Aaron Paul) continues the revolution in Dolores’ absence, Maeve (Thandiwe Newton) searches for her daughter, and Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson) builds her host army alongside an android version of the Man in Black (Ed Harris). Or a far-future society in which the hosts are the most potent force on the planet?
In any case, Deadline revealed in August 2021 that Caleb would confront Charlotte Hale during this season. While speaking with The Independent, executive producer Lisa Joy also showed a small teaser for season 4, which can be found here: According to her, “it’s a new world, and you’re going to see the characters in a manner that you haven’t seen them previously.”
While no further cast members have been confirmed beyond Aurora Perrineau, who will appear in Prodigal Son, we anticipate that these significant characters will return for the upcoming fourth season.
What Can Be Expected From Westworld Season 4?
Don’t expect any new video from Westworld to be shown in the saloon for the time being. When the first trailer for season four is out, make sure to return to this page to find out everything you need to know about it.