Conceived by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, “Westworld” is an American sci-fi western drama TV series that is being produced and published by HBO. The series is inspired by the 1973 movie of the exact title and also to a minor extent, the movie’s sequel launched in 1976 titled “Futureworld.”
The series has so far launched three seasons in total with the fourth season scheduled to launch on June 26, 2022, while many fans are excited about the upcoming season, some fans are curious to know about what’s coming next. Here’s what we know about season 5 of Westworld-
About the show
The tale starts in Westworld, make-believe technologically progressive wild west-themed recreation park inhabited by robot hosts. The park provides services to rich guests who may relinquish their vicious imaginations within the park without any sense of concern of retribution from the hosts, who are deterred by their system set-up from mistreating humans. In the third season of Westworld, the series’ background broadens to the actual world, which takes place in the mid-21st century, where the existence of humanity is navigated and governed by a strong AI named Rehoboam.
Upon release, the series became HBO’s greatest viewership ratings release since True Detective’s first episode, in 2014. Westworld’s debut seasons also achieved HBO’s most viewed first season of any of the network’s original series.
The show stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Luke Hemsworth, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins Jr., Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Fares Fares, Louis Herthum, Talulah Riley, Gustaf Skarsgård, Katja Herbers, Zahn McClarnon, Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, and Tao Okamoto.
Will there be a Season 5 of Westworld?
Series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have agreed to a five-year deal plan with Amazon meaning the fifth season is automatically commissioned even though season four has yet to premiere.
Nevertheless, the fourth season’s success will be an important factor in this decision although we’re optimistic that season 4 will do just well just like its previous seasons.
“They are 100 percent hands on,” HBO boss Casey Bloys asserted. “We have deals with them for a potential fourth and fifth season. So the deal with them [at Amazon] is for, I believe, everything but ‘Westworld.’ And they’re very committed to ‘Westworld.’ So I’m not worried about losing their focus, they don’t lose focus.”
Westworld Season 5 Release Date: When is it?
Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have signed a five-year deal with Amazon, and they have expressed positiveness about creating forthcoming sequels. Both Nolan and Joy consented to Amazon. Hence, fans can look forward to the fifth installment sometime in 2023 and assuming that production begins on time and goes smoothly, following their two years gap routine between seasons.
The Cast of Westworld Season 5
The official cast line is not confirmed but the fifth season likely will bring back most of its main characters including—
- Jeffery Wright in the role of Bernard Lowe
- Ed Harris in the character of the Man in Black
- Evan Rachel Wood will play Dolores Abernathy
- Maeve Millay will be played by Thandiwe Newton
- Anthony Hopkins plays the character Dr. Robert Ford
- Tessa Thompson characterizes Charlotte Hale
- James Marsden depicts Teddy Flood
- Luke Hemsworth illustrates Ashley Stubbs
- Angela Sarafyan depicts Clementine Penny
- Aaron Paul in the role of Caleb Nichols
- Simon Quarterman portrays the role of Lee Sizemore
- Rodrigo Santoro depicts the character of Hector Escaton
- Shannon Woodward describes Elsie Hughes.
Other cast members that are also expected to return in the fifth season are–
- William is portrayed by Jimmy Simpson
- Angela is characterized by Talulah Riley
- Sylvester is depicted by Ptolemy Slocum
- Lutz is portrayed by Leonardo Nam
- Armistice is being portrayed by Ingrid Bols Berdal.
(Updated August 2022)
- Louis Herthum as Peter Abernathy
- Talulah Riley as Angela
- Gustaf Skarsgård as Karl Strand
- Katja Herbers as Emily Grace
- Zahn McClarnon as Akecheta
- Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols
- Vincent Cassel as Engerraund Serac
- Tao Okamoto as Hanaryo
Additionally, new cast members will be introduced to the viewers in the fifth season but so far the names are yet to be revealed.
The series premiere had viewership numbers slightly less than those for True Detective, but much better than Vinyl, meaning that it was seen as “…off to a relatively promising start.” The U.S. series premiere attracted 1.96 million viewers, with 0.8 million in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The premiere episode received 3.3 million viewers for its three Sunday night airings as well as on HBO’s streaming platforms.
Westworld Season 5 Plot: What to expect?
Plot details are completely scarce and because the fourth season still hasn’t been aired, it’s difficult to foretell what could happen in the fifth season. But one thing’s four sure is that the story will be picked up from where the last season left off.
So, let’s all patiently wait for Amazon to make announcements very soon concerning the fifth season.
In the meantime, you can check the trailer for the season 4 below:
As mentioned earlier in this article, there have been no announcements or news updates by the makers regarding the Westworld season 5 premiere date. Stay tuned for more updates!
That being, the official trailer or promotional teaser isn’t out yet. Once the production announces the official release date, the trailer will be released within a month or two. Watch the Westworld trailer on Youtube.
What awards has Westworld won?
Westworld has been nominated for numerous awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. The series has won several awards, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series.
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