December 1, 2022

The closing night time 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 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 — can 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 collection, Pleasure replied, “We now have this concept of the place we wish 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 individuals — you see totally different nuances of their personalities that you simply 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 girl dwelling in an enormous metropolis, attempting to make it as a author,” in response to Pleasure.

Wooden added, “There’s a lady named Christina — she’s fantastic and simply attempting to make it within the massive metropolis. And that massive metropolis seems considerably like New York. You’re a author, you might have a job, then there are these dates you go on… it’s slim pickings on the market, not going nice. There’s a whole lot 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 crew” 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 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 could be when he did. (It’s a) lot of mud and a whole lot 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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