HBO renew sci-fi series Westworld for a fourth season

American premium television network HBO has announced that it has renewed Westworld for a fourth season.

The show – inspired by the sci-fi book and film by Michael Crichton and broadcast on this side of the Atlantic via the Sky Atlantic channel – has been a major hit for the long-running pay-per-view provider.

With a star-studded lineup that includes the likes of Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins, its layered tale of androids revolting against humans has hit a chord with fans.

The season four pick-up comes as Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s dystopian sci-fi thriller nears the end of its current, dramatically-reset third season as the season three finale will be broadcast in the USA on Sunday, May 3, and the following day on Sky Atlantic.

“From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,” HBO president Casey Bloys said in a statement.

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