HBO must love what they see in Westworld’s third season, as they just renewed the sci-fi fantasy series for a fourth season.
The press release sent out by HBO reveals that the Emmy-winning drama series is coming back for more, with HBO Programming president Casey Bloys making the announcement.
“From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,” Bloys said. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”
The HBO series is based on the 1973 movie written by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), which itself received a sequel in 1976 titled Futureworld.
The Westworld TV series has really expanded the world, the first season taking place in the wild west theme park fans of the movie remembered but then moving outside that and into a dystopian future where nothing is as it seems.
Season 3 premiered on March 15 and focuses on “the dawn of artificial consciousness and the question of free will.”
Ratings for season 3 are down from the first two, but it is clear HBO likes what they are seeing. The show, despite the current ratings, has been a critical smash. It won several Creative Arts Emmy Awards with 43 total nominations. It also picked up three Golden Globe nominations.
There are only two episodes left this season, with the Westworld season 3 finale set to air on May 3.