There are only two more episodes left in season three of Westworld. If you still have a billion questions about whether we’re watching a simulation or reality (don’t get us started), there’s a small chance they won’t get answered for quite some time, because HBO just renewed the drama for another eight-episode installment.
Earlier today, the network announced that Westworld will return for season four, which means Dolores’s (Evan Rachel Wood) feud with Maeve (Thandie Newton) is far from over. Dun dun dunnn.
Casey Bloys (president of HBO Programming) announced the news in a press release, which read: “From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”
Unfortunately, Bloys didn’t say when season four of Westworld will premiere on HBO, but we aren’t holding our breath. Not only did we wait nearly two years between seasons two and three, but we also know that HBO can’t resume production until social distancing restrictions are drastically reduced.
The news comes just one month after season three debuted on HBO. The new episodes follow Dolores as she navigates futuristic Los Angeles, all while enlisting hidden hosts to carry out attacks against Maeve, Serac (Vincent Cassel) and Delos (Westworld’s parent company).
No details have been released about the storyline for season four, but if HBO is looking for recommendations, we highly suggest that less is more.
Westworld airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO.