Westworld Star James Marsden Hopes Season 5 Will Still Happen

Shockingly, "Westworld" was canceled by HBO after season 4, but teddy bear actor James Marsden is hoping there's still a way to make season 5 happen.

'Westworld' has been canceled by HBO, but star James Marsden hopes season 5 will still happen. HBO's sci-fi thriller, set in a futuristic theme park western inhabited by sentient robots, made waves when it debuted in 2016. But fans grew increasingly frustrated with the show's many twists and turns over the course of subsequent seasons, and in 2022 HBO finally decided to discontinue the expensive series, leaving persistent fans wondering what Westworld might be. How season 5 ended the story.

But Westworld fans weren't the only ones disgusted after HBO's sudden decision to cancel the series. In November, Ashley Stubbs actor Luke Hemsworth publicly expressed his disappointment with the decision to end the show early. Now, Hemsworth co-star Marsden, who played Teddy Flood in three of the show's four seasons, has offered his two cents on Westworld's finale. For his part, Madsen said he hopes season 5 still has a way to happen despite the cancellation. Check out the cast's comments (via Rolling Stone) in the space below:

I’d be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasn’t a disappointment. I’m never going to speak without gratitude about any of my experiences, but it would have been nice to be able to complete the story we wanted to finish. I love this Westworld family. It was one of those unique opportunities to be part of something where I also would be sitting at home ravenously waiting for the next episode as a fan. I totally understand it’s an expensive show and big shows have to have big audiences to merit the expense, I just wish it was about more than financial success. But who knows, maybe there’s some world where it can get completed somehow. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking, because I know we had plans to finish it the way we wanted to.

What Westworld Season 5 Could Be About

Westworld Famous Throughout season four, the story shifts dramatically, with a willingness to hit the narrative reset button anytime things get too tangled and confusing. In terms of warping time and warping reality for effect, season four really isn't that different from the first three. But things did seem to be heading towards some kind of resolution in the season 4 finale, when Dolores decided to use her god-like powers to give humanity another chance and set out to create a new world in a virtual world called The Sublime. Rebuild Westworld Park.

Dolores plans to recreate Westworld in The Sublime, apparently to bring things back to where the first season began. In addition to returning to the familiar Westworld season 1 setting, this latest reset may bring back all the characters who seemingly died in season 4, including Charlotte Hale, William, Maeve and Bernard. Germany. As season 4 unfolds, the plot of season 5 will likely involve Dolores putting humanity to the test one last time, ultimately deciding whether to let humans live or die.

Westworld Season 5 Almost Certainly Won't Happen

Westworld is not Not only was it a massive challenge for fans trying to keep up with its confusing narrative twists, but it also proved to be an expensive proposition for HBO, with season 4 reportedly costing more than $160 million. Dollar. Given such a large budget figure, not many outlets were willing or able to take over Westworld and produce season 5. As for a return to HBO, fans shouldn't hold their breath as the network sees declining ratings returns from its ever-increasing investment in Westworld. The sad truth for Westworld fans is that, while Madsen and the rest of the cast are hopeful of a return, the chances of Season 5 appearing on HBO or anywhere else are slim to none.

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