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HBO Cancels Westworld, Final Season Won’t Happen

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HBO Cancels Westworld, Final Season Won’t Happen

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In a shocking decision, HBO has canceled its hit sci-fi drama Westworld after four seasons. This news comes as Season 4 wrapped up this past August.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO is pulling the plug on Westworld, but this isn’t where the series planned on ending. Co-creator Jonathan Nolan told Deadline last month that “We always planned for a fifth and final season. We are still in conversations with the network. We very much hope to make them.”

Both Nolan and co-creator Lisa Joy had an ending they wanted to hit, but sadly, they won’t be able to achieve that now.

In a statement from HBO (via THR), the network said, “Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step. We are tremendously grateful to them, along with their immensely talented cast, producers and crew, and all of our partners at Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. It’s been a thrill to join them on this journey.”

Debuting back in 2016, the series is based on the 1973 movie by Michael Crichton of the same name. A wild west theme park featuring realistic-looking robots exists and caters to the wealthy. However, some of robots malfunction, creating chaos. Further seasons explore more of the world created by Joy and Nolan.

Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandiwe Newton, Tessa Thompson, and James Marsden. During its time on HBO, the series won seven Emmys and was nominated for many more.

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