The closing evening HBO/HBO Max-hosted Westworld panel on the ATX TV Competition supplied a glimpse into what’s coming in Season 4, set seven years after the chaotic conclusion of Season 3. The brand new season consists of the return of Evan Rachel Wooden as a brand new character, and James Marsden — who performed Dolores’ love curiosity Teddy Flood in Seasons 1 and a pair of — will even be again in a brand new incarnation.
The panel featured Lisa Pleasure (Co-Creator, Author, Director, Govt Producer), Alison Schapker (Author & Govt Producer), actors Wooden, Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), Angela Sarafya (unforgettable and maybe unkillable Clementine), and Aurora Perrineau (a Season 4 addition as an as-yet-unnamed pivotal character).
When requested about the way forward for the collection, Pleasure replied, “We’ve this concept of the place we would like the mythology to go, however alongside the best way, as you get to know these unimaginable skills — as you get to know what they’re able to, as you get to know them as individuals — you see totally different nuances of their personalities that you just simply need to exploit alongside the best way. A lot of the enjoyable is attending to work with these characters that [though] it begins on the web page, and also you’ve seen it dropped at life by these actors, they encourage you. It’s a sort of iterative course of, and also you write to the magic that they bring about.”
The character of Dolores met a outstanding finish in Season 3, requiring the creation of a totally new character for Wooden in Season 4 — “a traditional lady residing in a giant metropolis, making an attempt to make it as a author,” in accordance with Pleasure.
Wooden added, “There’s a lady named Christina — she’s great and simply making an attempt to make it within the huge metropolis. And that huge metropolis seems considerably like New York. You’re a author, you’ve a job, then there are these dates you go on… it’s slim pickings on the market, not going nice. There’s a variety of duds, [and] some good ones.”
Added Pleasure, “Christina seems quite a bit like Rachel Wooden however perhaps extra nerdy. Much less plundering and murdering, extra courting. Everybody else went out within the filth/warmth [for Season 4] and she or he’s at her desk.”
Season 3 additionally noticed the emergence of a “buddy workforce” with the characters Bernard and Stubbs, and after being requested what area that his character Bernard is in going into Season 4, Wright replied, “It’s all a rabbit gap within a rabbit gap. Bernard goes Alice once more. For the viewers, it was a thriller as to the place he went, what he would discover, and if he did emerge, the place he can be when he did. (It’s a) lot of mud and a variety of thriller.”