'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about sci-fi series

The fourth season of 'Westworld' has been described as a 'dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on Earth' by its makers


                            'Westworld' Season 4 on HBO: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about sci-fi series
Thandiwe Newton (L) and Aaron Paul in a still from 'Westworld' (HBO)
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The much anticipated Season 4 of HBO's beloved sci-fi series 'Westworld' is about to premiere soon. Based on the 1973 movie of the same name, 'Westworld' initially revolves around a futuristic amusement park inhabited by human-like androids known as "hosts" where high-paying guests can indulge in their deepest, darkest desires without having to worry about the consequences. 

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The show's debut on HBO had the network's highest viewership ratings for a premiere since the first episode of 'True Detective'. Ever since its inception in 2016, the HBO show has received both critical acclaim and awards. The series has received 9 Primetime Emmy Awards, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Thandiwe Newton in 2018.

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When does ‘Westworld’ Season 4 release and where can you watch it?

'Westworld' Season 4 will premiere on Sunday, June 26, 2022, on HBO, with one episode airing every week.

What is ‘Westworld’ Season 4 all about?

Based on the 1973 movie by writer Michael Crichton, 'Westworld' initially revolves around a futuristic amusement park inhabited by human-like androids known as "hosts" where high-paying guests can indulge in their deepest, darkest desires without having to worry about the consequences. However, the show's third season moves from the park to the real world while still containing themes of artificial intelligence and how we as humans let machines control our lives. The fourth season has been described by its makers as a "dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on Earth." The series has been confirmed to include an amusement park modeled after a romanticized version of the American Mafia in the 1930s.

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Who stars in ‘Westworld’ Season 4?

Evan Rachel Wood
Wood stars as sentient android Dolores Abernathy in 'Westworld' for which she won a Critics' Choice Award and earned Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. She has been part of many mainstream films, including 'The Wrestler' (2008), 'Whatever Works' (2009), and 'The Ides of March' (2011). She also voiced Queen Iduna in the Disney animated fantasy film 'Frozen II' (2019).

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Many other actors who appeared in Season 3 are also expected to return for this new season, including Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Angela Sarafyan, and Aaron Paul.

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Latest news about ‘Westworld’ Season 4

'Westworld' co-creator Lisa Joy confirmed Wood’s character Dolores is dead as it was revealed in the Season 3 finale, and the actress will play someone new when the show premieres on June 26. The character's name is reportedly Christina and she’s from a city that looks like New York. James Marsden, who starred in the first season of HBO’s 'Westworld' and recurred in its second season, is also coming back in Season 4. The Austin-based actor, who played Teddy in Seasons 1 and 2 of 'Westworld', will be playing a new character. Ariana DeBose from 2021's 'West Side Story' will also appear in a currently undisclosed guest role.

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Creators

'Westworld' executive producers include Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as Alison Schapker, Denise Thé, JJ Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J Lewis, and Ben Stephenson. The show is produced by Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros Television. The series is based on a film written by Michael Crichton.

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