November 25, 2022

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 sequence, Pleasure replied, “Now we have this concept of the place we would like the mythology to go, however alongside the best way, as you get to know these unimaginable abilities — 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 form 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 traditional girl dwelling in an enormous metropolis, making an attempt to make it as a author,” in keeping with Pleasure.

Wooden added, “There’s a woman named Christina — she’s fantastic 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 got a job, then there are these dates you go on… it’s slim pickings on the market, not going nice. There’s lots of duds, [and] some good ones.”

Added Pleasure, “Christina seems rather a lot 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 group” 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 lots of thriller.”

ATX TV Festival 2022

Westworld panel at ATX TV Competition 2022, picture by Christine St. Laurent courtesy of ATX

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