Westworld Season 4

Westworld Season 4: Popular HBO sci-fi drama Westworld returns for its fourth season. Here’s everything you need to know.

Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, Westworld is an American dystopian sci-fi western drama. The series is based on a 1973 film of the same name and its 1976 sequel, titled “Futureworld“. The show stars an ensemble cast including Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and others.

It is set in Westworld, a fictional amusement park inhabited by Androids for rich people to satisfy their wild desires. Although later, it expands and takes us to the 21st century where human lives are controlled by Rehoboam, a robust Artificial Intelligence. The series holds an excellent IMDb rating of 8.6/10 from almost 477K+ votes.

The series has three seasons yet, with Season four set to premiere this month. The fans are super excited for the fourth season as it’s been more than two years since we last saw this amazing sci-fi drama on screens. Here’s everything you need to know about Westworld Season 4.

Westworld premiered officially on HBO on October 2, 2016, and concluded on December 4 of the same year. The show’s premiere had the network’s highest ratings ever since the premiere of True Detective in 2014. Critics and viewers applauded it. In fact, Westworld Season 1 is the most-watched first season of any HBO original series ever.

The show has won numerous awards over the years. It has won 9 awards Primetime Emmy awards out of 54 nominations. The second season aired from April 22 to June 24, 2018, followed by the third season which aired from March 15 to May 3, 2020. Now, it’s time to discuss the fourth season.

Westworld Season 4 Release Date and Episode Count

The show is coming back after its usual two-year gap. The fourth season of the series is titled Adapt or Die. Westworld Season 4 will premiere on HBO on Sunday, June 26, 2022. Although a UK release date isn’t confirmed yet, the new season might be available to stream later on that day there too.

Above is the official trailer for Westworld Season 4 that will surely blow up your mind. The fourth season will comprise 8 episodes. A new episode will air every week and the season finale is scheduled to premiere on August 14, 2022. The titles of the episodes are not yet revealed.

What story will Westworld Season 4 follow?

Spoilers follow for Westworld Season 3

Although the creators of the series love to keep everything under wraps, Lisa Joy did gave us some hints. On being asked to describe the show’s return, she answered in a word, “Inversion”. She also said, “You’re going to see some new worlds that I think are really fun, and you’re going to see someone who I kidnapped from Reminiscence in a funny way.” As the third season ended with Dolores’ death, Caleb will continue the revolution in her place. Serac, the crazy trillionaire is now dead too. As for Maeve, she will continue searching for her daughter, whereas Charlotte will be building her host army!

Westworld Season 4 Cast: Who will return? Will there be new cast members?

The great thing about the series is that even the humans and robots that are killed off, can return from death. So, we can always expect Dolores (who died at the end of Season 3) to come back. However, Nolan himself said in a 2020 interview that “Dolores is gone”, so we’ll most probably see her playing a new role in the series. However, some characters are really gone and we won’t be seeing them anymore. Anyway, below is the list of the cast and characters who are confirmed to appear in Season 4.

  • Evan Rachel Wood as a new character
  • Thandiwe Newton as Maeve Millay
  • Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe
  • Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols
  • Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs
  • Ed Harris as The Man in Black
  • Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale

Talking about the new additions, Ariana DeBose has joined the cast but her role has been kept secret.

Recently, it is confirmed that James Marsden will return for the fourth season. The casting news was announced Saturday, June 4, during the show’s panel at ATX Festival, which Marsden attended as a surprise guest. There are no details about Marsden’s role in the new season.

He played Teddy Flood, a wide-eyed, aw-shucks hero host who was a love interest for Wood’s Dolores. He was a major character of the series in Seasons 1 and 2.

Westworld Season 4: Where to stream?

Westworld is an HBO original series. So you won’t find it on Netflix or any other streaming app except HBO Max. The previous three seasons are available to stream on HBO Max. You can also buy or rent the previous seasons on Amazon or Vudu.

Coming to season 4, it will be exclusively available on HBO and HBO max. Season 4 premieres on June June 26. A new episode will release on the two platforms every Sunday.

For UK viewers, the series is available to stream on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. New episodes will be available to stream soon after they premiere on HBO Max. In India, you can stream all the seasons on Disney + Hotstar.