November 25, 2022

The closing evening HBO/HBO Max-hosted Westworld panel on the ATX TV Pageant supplied 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 couple of — may even be again in a brand new incarnation.

The panel featured Lisa Pleasure (Co-Creator, Author, Director, Government Producer), Alison Schapker (Author & Government 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 have now this concept of the place we wish the mythology to go, however alongside the way in which, 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 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 type of iterative course of, and also you write to the magic that they carry.”

The character of Dolores met a distinguished finish in Season 3, requiring the creation of a very new character for Wooden in Season 4 — “a standard lady dwelling in a giant metropolis, attempting to make it as a author,” based on Pleasure.

Wooden added, “There’s a lady named Christina — she’s fantastic and simply attempting to make it within the large metropolis. And that large metropolis appears 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 loads of duds, [and] some good ones.”

Added Pleasure, “Christina appears lots like Rachel Wooden however perhaps extra nerdy. Much less plundering and murdering, extra courting. 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 crew” 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 loads of thriller.”

ATX TV Festival 2022

Westworld panel at ATX TV Pageant 2022, photograph by Christine St. Laurent courtesy of ATX

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