April 22, 2020

HBO announced today that Westworld has been picked up for a fourth season. The good news arrives with two episodes remaining in the sci-fi drama's current run, which returned in March after a nearly two-year absence.

Headlined by an A-list cast along with big-name producers and high-quality production values, Westworld premiered in 2016 and made its mark by becoming HBO's most-watched debut series of all time. Each season has garnered a healthy amount of critical praise, though viewership this year has slipped considerably compared to Seasons 1 and 2.

Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is a dark odyssey that takes place in the near future, with a re-imagined past, during the emergence of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The show left behind its adult theme park setting in Season 3, moving outside its walls to the futuristic city of Los Angeles.

No return date for Season 4 has been announced at this time, but considering the gaps between each season so far, a late 2021 or early 2022 return appears likely.