‘Westworld’ Unexpectedly Canceled by HBO After 4 Seasons
On Friday, HBO made the surprising decision to pull the plug on the critically acclaimed science fiction drama series.
In a statement that was provided to PEOPLE, the premium network said, “Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have led viewers on a mind-bending voyage, upping the bar at every step.” PEOPLE was provided with a copy of this statement. “To them, their extraordinarily talented actors, producers, and crew, and to all of our collaborators at Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television, we are indebted beyond measure. Participating in this adventure alongside them has been an exciting experience.
The conclusion of Westworld’s fourth season in August precedes the announcement that the show will be canceled. A month ago, co-creator Jonah Nolan shared his excitement about the possibility of a fifth season.
According to Deadline, Nolan revealed the following at the New York Comic Con: “We always planned for a fifth and final season.” We are continuing our dialogue with the network at this time. We have high hopes that we will be able to.”
Lisa Joy, another co-creator, chimed up with the following comment: “Jonah and I have always had an endgame in mind that we aspire to reach.” We have not yet arrived at our destination.”
After the news broke on Friday, Nolan and Joy’s production company, Kilter Films, released a statement saying that “creating Westworld has been one of the highlights of our careers.”
Throughout its run of four seasons, the HBO show Westworld received a tremendous deal of critical acclaim. It received a total of 54 Emmy Award nominations and won nine of them, including one for supporting actress in 2018 for Newton, who is 49 years old. In addition to that, it won a number of awards from organizations such as the Screen Actors Guild and the Critics’ Choice.
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Audiences have abandoned the story in recent years
The substantial decline in the show’s viewership that occurred over the course of its final two seasons appears to be the primary factor for the decision to end production on ‘Westworld.’ In addition, the series has not been met with the same level of favoritism from reviewers in recent years as it did in its first two years. Even still, several followers voiced their dissatisfaction with how intricate and unclear it had become.
The decision to abandon ‘Westworld’ is partially attributable to the reorganization that David Zaslav, the new director of Warner Bros., has been doing. Discovery Group, which has been doing this for a few weeks, has committed to lowering prices.