HBO Shocks World, Cancels ‘Westworld’ After 4 Seasons

HBO has canceled its sci-fi collection “Westworld” after 4 seasons, regardless of the present’s creators hoping to wrap things up with a fifth and final season.

The community introduced the cancellation in a statement Friday.

“Over the previous 4 seasons, [co-creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan] have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, elevating the bar at each step,” the assertion from HBO learn. ”We’re tremendously grateful to them, together with their immensely proficient solid, producers and crew, and all of our companions at Kilter Movies, Dangerous Robotic and Warner Bros. Tv. It’s been a thrill to affix them on this journey.”

Pleasure and Nolan reacted to the cancellation with their very own remarks.

“Making Westworld has been one of many highlights of our careers,” they mentioned through a press release from their manufacturing firm, Kilter Movies. “We’re deeply grateful to our extraordinary solid and crew for creating these indelible characters and good worlds. We’ve been privileged to inform these tales about the way forward for consciousness ― each human and past ― within the temporary window of time earlier than our AI overlords forbid us from doing so.”

Though “Westworld” was a success when it debuted in 2014, Variety notes that ratings fell each subsequent season, with a dramatic drop in Season 4, which ended Aug. 14.

Nonetheless, the present was a buzzy a part of the zeitgeist, nominated for 54 Emmys through the years and profitable 9, together with the Excellent Supporting Actress in a Drama award for Thandiwe Newton in 2018.

The collection premiere of “Westworld” boasted HBO’s highest viewership for a premiere because the launch of “True Detective” in 2014. After that, the primary season of the sci-fi drama turned the most-watched freshman 12 months of any HBO authentic collection ever.

Pleasure and Nolan had hoped for “Westworld” to conclude after 5 seasons.

Joy told TheWrap in August that she and Nolan “at all times deliberate on ending the collection subsequent season,” however famous, presciently, that “life could make different plans for you.”

In current weeks, viewers observed that HBO’s streaming platform, HBO Max, has started removing content in anticipation of a merger with Discovery.

Twitter customers had been melancholic in regards to the cancellation.

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