November 26, 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 couple of — may 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, “We’ve got 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 completely 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 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 convey.”

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 girl dwelling in a giant metropolis, making an attempt to make it as a author,” in keeping with Pleasure.

Wooden added, “There’s a woman named Christina — she’s great and simply making an attempt to make it within the large metropolis. And that large 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 plenty of duds, [and] some good ones.”

Added Pleasure, “Christina seems 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 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 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 could be when he did. (It’s a) lot of mud and plenty 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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