HBO has canceled “Westworld”. The series about robots used by humans for entertainment ran for four seasons.
HBO’s statement (via THR):
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.
Kilter Films’ statement:
Making Westworld has been one of the highlights of our careers. We are deeply grateful to our extraordinary cast and crew for creating these indelible characters and brilliant worlds. We’ve been privileged to tell these stories about the future of consciousness – both human and beyond – in the brief window of time before our AI overlords forbid us from doing so.
Sigh. Very disappointed.
Apparently, the creators were hoping to “wrap everything up” with a fifth season. Although honestly, there wasn’t really a cliffhanger at the end of the fourth season that truly needed a resolution.
HBO just canceling everything these days. How sad.