If Westworld lands a renewal for Season 5, there is a good likelihood it will likely be the sci-fi drama’s final.
Westworld Season 4 concluded over the weekend with a surprising episode reiterating that the standard was at an all-time excessive.
Speaking to The Wrap in regards to the future, co-showrunner Lisa Joy revealed that the fifth season was at all times deliberate because the concluding chapter.
“We had always planned on ending the series next season,” Joy instructed The Wrap.
“You know, we always thought that Westworld should kind of come full circle and back to the West. But with Dolores, who was just a player in other people’s games, finally getting to write her own,” Joy continued.
“Just to close up a lot of the stuff that we’ve seen before like the flashforward with The Man in Black and everything, so we have a plan for season 5 but you know, life can make other plans for you. So we’ll just hope for the best.”
The excellent news for followers is that the present has at all times been constructing so far.
“It’s funny, we had this planned out even when writing the pilot which is bizarre.”
“We’re like, well if we’re going to tackle all these things, what is the point we’re trying to make at the end?”
At the top of Westworld Season 4, Dolores charted course for the West.
“It’s not an accident that they’re returning to the West, as Westworld, and this time with a completely different storyteller in charge,” Joy stated.
“I think point of view can change drastically the meaning of any kind of story or existence, and now it’s her turn.”
“How often do you get to see the damsel in distress become the leader of a society?”
“Somebody who went by way of what she did. I imply, take a look at our world now, how usually does that occur, and who holds energy in most civilizations?
“It’s not a person or creature like Dolores,” she added.
“And so to have the ability to see the check for what that may seem like, to see the teachings she’s discovered — and he or she’s discovered particular classes based mostly on her personal [experience]. She was a ‘factor’ to individuals.
“She lived through countless lives and reboots where she was at the mercy of guests in a park, indulging in their vices and id. “She’s seen a whole lot of human nature, and perhaps sufficient to know learn how to construction one thing or give a sport during which some sort of hope for it would emerge.”
Westworld received off the bottom working when it launched in 2016, drawing rave critiques and powerful rankings.
However, the collection cooled off significantly when the fourth season launched earlier this yr.
The response to the newest season has been rather more optimistic than the last few.
If an endgame is deliberate, it is believable to assume HBO will renew the present.
However, there are huge adjustments happening behind the scenes on the cabler, and the collection is dear.
Time will inform what HBO plans to do with the collection.
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