HBO has cancelled WESTWORLD after four seasons. And even though the show’s creators want one more season to finish their saga, I was pretty much done after season four. But series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy wanted a fifth season to conclude the story. In Joy’s statement, she holds out hope that Westworld can be brought to a proper conclusion.“Jonah and I have always had an ending in mind that we hope to reach,” said Joy, “We have not quite reached it yet.” – And to that I say, I think you have.
Confused Hosts! Misguided Humans! Humans who didn’t know that they were Hosts! Host who thought they were Human! Week to week of season 4, I tried to figure out what was real and what wasn’t. And it left me scratching my head and wondering if I even cared anymore. And upon its conclusion I realized something… I don’t care. So R.I.P. WESTWORLD, You are done! You started out great, but over the years you became as confused and misguided as your ‘Hosts’. Which is probably why us humans stopped watching and HBO had to put you down. No infected flies required… Here’s the official word from HBO…
“Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step,” said HBO in a statement. “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.”
A Kilter Films spokesperson added that “Making Westworld has been one of the highlights of our careers. We are deeply grateful to our extraordinary cast and crew for creating these indelible characters and brilliant worlds. We’ve been privileged to tell these stories about the future of consciousness – both human and beyond – in the brief window of time before our AI overlords forbid us from doing so.”