It Has Been Announced that Westworld Would Be Removed from HBO Max!
HBO Max will no longer carry the Emmy Award-winning series Westworld, which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film of the same name. According to a Deadline exclusive report, Westworld‘s four seasons are “expected to reemerge on other business platforms.” The fourth and currently final eight-episode season of the science fiction drama debuted in June. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Aaron Paul, and Angela Sarafyan were among the actors who starred in it.
Season 4 of Westworld welcomed Ariana DeBose as a recurring guest star. According to TV Line, HBO cancelled Westworld “almost 12 weeks after the airing of Season 4’s finale.” When it was cancelled, TV Line reported that HBO issued a statement. According to HBO, Lisa and Jonah “have taken viewers on a mind-bending trip over the past four seasons, upping the bar at every turn.”
They, their incredibly talented actors, producers, and crew, as well as all of our collaborators at Kilter Films, Bad Robot, and Warner Bros. Television, have our deepest gratitude. It’s been exciting to travel with them, said HBO.
Kilter Films, owned by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, also released a statement regarding the cancellation of the programme. Making Westworld has been one of our professional high points. We are incredibly appreciative of our outstanding cast and crew for developing these unforgettable characters and fantastic universes,” it said.
In the limited window of time before our AI rulers forbade us from doing so, “We’ve been blessed to tell these stories about the future of consciousness both human and beyond,” the statement concluded. Thandie Newton won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards in 2018 for her role as Maeve, one of the show’s 53 Primetime Emmy nominations during its run.
Following a long sequence of related statements from HBO and the streaming service, the revelation of Westworld‘s withdrawal from HBO Max is the latest. Westworld‘s production and The Never’s cancellation by HBO were both announced at the same time. Love Life, HBO Max’s first original scripted series, was also cancelled today, and both of its seasons will no longer be available to stream.
HBO Max also terminated Minx after reporting that Season 2 will be renewed in May 2022. This Westworld-related news so adds to a growing list of changes at HBO and HBO Max. According to Variety, “WB Discovery is able to save money in residuals paid to cast and crew of projects, on top of the money saved by not continuing with the shows at all, by removing the shows from HBO Max.”
Westworld was developed for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who also served as executive producers, along with Denise Th, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson, Athena Wickham, Alison Schapker, and J.J. Abrams. Westworld was created by Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions, and Warner Bros. Television.