Will Westworld return for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Westworld Season 5.
Westworld is American dystopian science fiction, neo-Western television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Produced and aired by HBO, it is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by Michael Crichton, and, to a lesser extent, the film’s 1976 sequel, Futureworld. The storyline and direction are both great, which has drawn viewers to tune into watching four seasons.
Moreover, the series was critically acclaimed and highly praised for its performances, visuals, narrative, themes, and Ramin Djawadi’s musical score. If you’ve been wondering whether Westworld would be back for any more seasons, then you have reached the right place. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on HBO.
Here’s all we know about Westworld Season 5 so far.
Will there be a Season 5 of Westworld?
According to Ed Harris, who plays William/The Man in Black, Season Five of Westworld just might mark the end of the HBO series. “We have one more season, which will start filming next April and May,” Harris told The Hollywood Reporter of the show’s future. “I have no idea where that’s going to end up.”
Series co-creator Lisa Joy told Deadline after the finale, “Jonah [Nolan, Westworld co-creator] and I have always had an ending in mind that we hope to reach. We have not quite reached it yet.” She added of the Season Four finale that we’re still definitely not giving you specifics about, “There are ways of conjuring characters back. There are some faces we will see again, but not all of them. Some deaths must be respected.”
Westworld Season 5 Speculated Release Date
If it receives a fifth season renewal on time, Westworld’s debut date would probably be in 2024. It would also match the release pattern of past seasons. As Ed Harris suggested, this would permit the show to start filming in a scheduled manner sometime around 2023.
It is also speculated that the upcoming season will include at least 8 to 10 episodes with a runtime of 48–91 minutes, just like the prior four seasons. It will help by giving it plenty of time for pre-production and promotion before its final run. We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time. So, in the next few months, HBO will reveal the renewal status and confirm the release dates, which fans should keep a watch on.
Westworld Season 5 Cast
If renewed for another season, the cast from the last season is expected to reprise their roles. The list of main cast members are listed below:
- Evan Rachel Wood as Christina
- Thandiwe Newton as Maeve Millay
- Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe
- Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale (Dolores Copy)
- Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols
- James Marsden as Teddy Flood
- Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs
- Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather
- Ed Harris as William/Man in Black
Moreover, the network has yet to make any new casting announcements or any return of prior cast members as of August 17, 2022. So, we recommend that fans wait patiently for these developments, as the network will notify fans, and if any additional cast members join the upcoming season. As the viewers will be presented with character descriptions to better understand the dynamics and explore those individuals more in the following season.
Westworld Season 4: What happened in the finale episode?
The finale episode of season four, Que Será, Será, was released on August 14, 2022. The episode is directed by Richard J. Lewis and written by Alison Schapker & Jonathan Nolan. It is estimated to be viewed by 0.39 million US viewers. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Christina finds the center of the maze; Caleb helps C escape; William changes the game’s difficulty, to Hales furious disapproval.” Take a look at the official promo below:
In the episode, the viewers got to see that humans and hosts are being wiped out as a result of the actions of the host, William. In order to treat Frankie’s injuries while avoiding human fighting, Caleb, Frankie, and Stubbs stop at a pharmacy. However, Clementine soon shows up and kills Stubbs before being overpowered and murdered by Caleb and Frankie. When the two get to their extraction boat, Caleb says goodbye to his daughter as his host body is ready to fail.
Drone hosts recover Charlotte, who discovers recorded instructions Bernard left for her before he passed away. She gets Dolores’ original control unit, which has a replica of Christina’s home world inside of it (she created Teddy, Maya, and others to help herself gain sentience). Following William to Hoover Dam, Charlotte uses a gun planted by Bernard to prevent William from turning off the Sublime before removing and destroying his control unit.
After deleting her own control unit, she uploads Dolores into the Sublime. Realizing that neither humans nor hosts can live in the outside world, Dolores awakens inside the Sublime and chooses to try to give sentient life another chance to survive. In the Sublime, she begins by rebuilding the original Westworld theme park. Take a look at the official trailer for Westworld Season 4 below:
Where to stream Westworld?
All the seasons of Westworld are available to stream on HBO Max. The viewers also have the option to watch Westworld by renting or purchasing on Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and iTunes, based on the membership plans and location of the users.
Westworld Official Synopsis
A sci-fi drama set in an Old West theme park where guests interact with automatons in scenarios that are developed, overseen, and scripted by the park’s creative, security, and quality assurance departments. Based on the 1973 feature film directorial debut by Michael Crichton.
Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Westworld Season 5 updates.