We have learned that HBO has decided to renew ‘Westworld’ for a fourth season ahead of the series’ third season debut in 2020. The fourth season is also set to begin filming later this year, likely for a release in early 2021. HBO President Casey Bloys has said that creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy already have deals to helm the series for a potential fourth and fifth season so it’s expected that they will return to helm the fourth season later this year.
It is no longer unusual for networks such as HBO to order additional seasons of a series before the latest season premieres, one case for example is the recent renewal of ‘13 Reasons Why’ for a fourth and final season which we exclusively reported. Especially in the case of ‘Westworld’, it gives enough time for creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy to map out and film the fourth season and then by the time Season 3 of ‘Westworld’ rolls around, Season 4 will not be far away. Given how their flagship series ‘Game of Thrones’ has now came to a close, HBO likely have already renewed the series to keep the remaining beloved shows around for the near future whilst they map out their slate of TV shows including an untitled ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel and an upcoming series adaption of the DC Comics’ ‘Watchmen’ graphic novel.
HBO plans to premiere the third season of ‘Westworld’ Season 3 in the first half of 2020 with new cast members Aaron Paul, Lena Waithe and Vincent Cassel.