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 couple of — may also 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 collection, Pleasure replied, “We’ve got this concept of the place we would like 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 folks — you see totally different nuances of their personalities that you just simply wish 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 delivered to life by these actors, they encourage you. It’s a sort of iterative course of, and also you write to the magic that they carry.”
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 keeping 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 considerably like New York. You’re a author, you will have 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 rather a lot like Rachel Wooden however perhaps extra nerdy. Much less plundering and murdering, extra relationship. Everybody else went out within the filth/warmth [for Season 4] and he or she’s at her desk.”
Season 3 additionally noticed the emergence of a “buddy staff” with the characters Bernard and Stubbs, and after being requested what house 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 could be when he did. (It’s a) lot of mud and quite a lot of thriller.”