Season four of Westworld starts on HBO Sunday, June 26. There are eight new episodes.
HBO describes the show, set in a Wild West-themed amusement park inhabited by androids, where high-paying guests fulfill their fantasies, as “a dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on earth.”
Adriana DeBose, who played Anita in West Side Story, joins the cast, which includes Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Aaron Paul and Angela Sarafyan.
Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are executive producers with Alison Schapker, Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions produce the show in association with Warner Bros. Television; based on the 1973 film written by Michael Crichton. ■
Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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