In a shocking decision, HBO has decided not to renew Westworld for another season.
The series, which ran for four seasons on HBO, was thought to be one of the network’s biggest titles. During its run, the acclaimed series managed to earn an impressive 54 Emmy award nominations, which included a supporting actress win for Thandiwe Newton. Despite the show’s initial success, the series continued to lose viewers – and critics – following its third season and leading into Season 4.
News of the show’s cancellation comes about a month after co-creator Jonathan Nolan discussed his hopes for a fifth season. At the time, Nolan told the folks at Deadline that the plan was always for five seasons. “We always planned for a fifth and final season. We are still in conversations with the network. We very much hope to make them.”
HBO released a statement regarding the cancellation, noting the work the cast and crew have put in throughout the years. “Over the past four seasons, Lisa and Jonah have taken viewers on a mind-bending odyssey, raising the bar at every step. We are tremendously grateful to them, along with their immensely talented cast, producers and crew, and all of our partners at Kilter Films, Bad Robot and Warner Bros. Television. It’s been a thrill to join them on this journey.”