November 4, 2022

It is being reported that HBO has cancelled Westworld after four seasons. The news comes two months after the sci-fi drama wrapped its now-final run.

Headlined by an A-list cast along with big-name producers and high-quality production values, the series premiered in 2016 and made its mark by becoming HBO's most-watched debut series of all time. While each season has garnered a healthy amount of critical praise, viewership has continued to slip considerably during the past two seasons.

Today's cancellation is unfortunate for long-time fans of the big-budget series, as its story will go unfinished. Co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan said when questioned just last month that he had always planned on a fifth and final season.

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.