The closing evening HBO/HBO Max-hosted Westworld panel on the ATX TV Competition offered a glimpse into what’s coming in Season 4, set seven years after the chaotic conclusion of Season 3. The brand new season contains 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 — may also 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 sequence, Pleasure replied, “We now have this concept of the place we would like the mythology to go, however alongside the way in which, as you get to know these unbelievable abilities — as you get to know what they’re able to, as you get to know them as folks — you see totally different nuances of their personalities that you just simply need to exploit alongside the way in which. 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 form 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 very new character for Wooden in Season 4 — “a standard lady residing in a giant metropolis, attempting to make it as a author,” in accordance with Pleasure.
Wooden added, “There’s a woman named Christina — she’s fantastic and simply attempting to make it within the huge metropolis. And that huge metropolis seems to be considerably like New York. You’re a author, you have got a job, then there are these dates you go on… it’s slim pickings on the market, not going nice. There’s quite a lot of duds, [and] some good ones.”
Added Pleasure, “Christina seems to be lots like Rachel Wooden however possibly extra nerdy. Much less plundering and murdering, extra relationship. Everybody else went out within the dust/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 inside 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 quite a lot of thriller.”