Michael Crichton had an affinity for futuristic theme parks that go off the rails and shine a light on the darker side of humanity. While the author is mainly known for writing the novel Jurassic Park, he also composed and directed movies too, most especially with 1973’s Westworld. It is a remarkable addition to the genre of science fiction, the least of which is that it’s the first movie ever to use 2D digital computer cartoon.
Fast-forward over 40 decades later, and the HBO series of the same title would make the CGI from the original film look like a kid’s play. Westworld took the premise of the film, namely a set of androids within an amusement park go haywire and begin demonstrating their own free will, and cranked it up to 11 with a cavalcade of mad minutes over the previous 3 seasons. That idea of desire fulfillment and predestination comes up frequently as figures ruminate about what it truly means to be human (a common thread in most science fiction properties in Blade Runner to Ex Machina).
If you simply can not get enough of the intersection of sci-fi with philosophy, then there is good news on the horizon. Westworld is going to be back for the fourth season, and here is what we know about it up to now.
Westworld Season 4 Release Date
‘Westworld’ season 3 landed on March 15, 2020, on HBO, together with the season wrap on May 3, 2020. The third season has eight episodes that operate for 57-91 moments each.
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About the fourth season, here is what we understand. The renewal of the series for its fourth excursion was announced on April 22, 2020, before the third season ended airing. However, a launch date has not yet been put. Each season takes at least 18 months to produce, and season 3 was published after a gap of nearly two decades. It’s expected from a show like this which includes a long-drawn post-production process with elaborate use of VFX.
The COVID-19 pandemic adds additional delay considering the postponement of programs and meticulous health protocols that dictate filming. It’s also essential to be aware that the show films in several international locations; this needs to be factored in, given the travel restrictions because of the pandemic. Therefore, we can expect Westworld season 4 to launch sometime in the first half of 2022.
According to HBO president Casey Bloys, the showrunners Nolan and Joy have a deal with HBO for a”potential” fifth season, which means that there may be more to the story after four seasons.
As usual, what happens in most of the renowned series, same is the requirement for the show as the direct cast will always remain same in most of the seasons and this guide casts include Evan Rachel Wood playing the part of Dolores Abernathy, Jeffrey Wright playing Bernard Lowe, Ingrid Bolso Berdal at the role of Armistice, Luke Hemsworth playing as Ashley Stubbs, Thandie Newton in the role of Maeve Millay, Shannon Woodward at the function of Elsie Hughes, James Marsden playing the use of Theodore Flood, and Sidse Babett Knudsen playing the part of Theresa Cullen.
If the lead cast is the same, then it’s for sure that the cast who is virtually equal to the direct cast along with the recurring cast will remain the same, and this cast includes Anthony Hopkins playing as Dr. Robert Ford, Simon Quarterman at the function of Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro playing the part of Hector Escaton, Angela Sarafyan acting as Clementine Pennyfeather, Ed Harris playing the role of the Man in Black, Ben Barnes in the function of Logan Delos, Clifton Collins Jr. playing the role of Lawrence Gonzales, along with Tao Okamoto in the function of Hanaryo.
The recurring characters and the notable guests of the show include Talulah Riley playing the part of Angela, Jimmi Simpson playing William, Aaron Paul playing the part of Caleb Nichols, Katja Herbers in the role of Emily Grace, Louis Herthum playing Peter Abernathy, Gustaf Skarsgard playing as Karl Strand, Tessa Thompson playing the part of Charlotte Hale, Vincent Cassel playing the role of Engerraund Serac, as usual, all of the lead, recurring, and guest cast is likely to make a comeback to reprise their roles at the fourth season of Westworld.
Westworld Season 4 Expected Plot
Though you can predict the plot of Season 4 if they’ve overseen the whole series and with fantastic passion, there are a couple of things that we have assumed. In the ending of the main war with Serac, there will be a dramatic shift when humankind reportedly must take on a new foe following its destruction. As the age of algorithms comes to an end, a real estate order with a completely different hierarchy is on the cards, and people have discovered the existence of the AI that had exploited them.
So far as Dolores is worried, their approach will entail the brutality of William to create a better future for her type, since it entails Charlotte Hale and Man in Black. There’ll also be a dilemma in season four about whether Dolores is truly dead, besides the one that appears in the host-shaped Charlotte. It is anticipated that his search for resistance will be pursued by Caleb, and Maeve is trailing him.