Westworld is one of the best shows of the recent decade, especially in its genre. However, after each season there’s a lot of speculation over the fact that the renewal isn’t automatic. While HBO banks on this series as its premiere network franchise, often times the creation takes more time than most. The inspiration of the story is the 1973 film of the same name from Michael Crichton. Also, to a more minor extent, Futureworld, the film’s 1976 sequel.
The third season of the show, The New World, concluded on May 3rd, 2020. Now, after a six months interval, rumblings and murmurs about the next installment are obvious. Considering the fact that Westworld’s debut on HBO had the network’s highest viewership ratings for a debut since the first episode of True Detective in 2014.
Latest Updates On The Status Of Westworld Season Four:-
Sky TV and HBO, the two major platforms for the show are finally clearing the air on the upcoming installment. Through a tweet from its official handle, HBO confirms that the renewal is now official. Also, the fourth season of Westworld is already under development.
However, fans must know that waiting for the next season will be a long and arduous task. Unlike most of the shows on TV, this show doesn’t produce new seasons every year. The high production quality and a drop in ratings recently means we aren’t likely to see too much urgency from the producers.
The show made its debut in 2016, and has released new seasons every two years, i.e. 2018 and 2020. If you go by that logic, we should be expecting the next installment in 2022. However, logic suggests that the pandemic and the restriction will result in further delay.
What’s Westworld All About And Who’s Behind The Show?
The show makes it is very clear that the motive behind Westworld is far from creating an attractive show with typical high bursts of excitement. Therefore, makers depend on deep human conflicts, that is if you are open to watch it without preconceptions.
Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are behind the creation of this dystopian western cum sci-fi franchise. Westworld is a contemporary masterpiece in a world of rampant mediocrity. It beautifully takes the original story and adds layers of complexity to the reboot that resonates with where humanity finds itself in the present day.