The production of the much-anticipated fourth season of the HBO science fiction television series Westworld has come to an immediate pause as one member from the production team tested positive for COVID-19, reported Deadline. The show’s cast includes Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Evan Rachel Woods, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Anthony Hopkins, and Angela Sarafyan among others.
Other Shows With the Same Fate
This news comes after a series of other shows had to halt their production due to the very same reason. The list includes the pause in the production of Netflix’s romance-period drama Bridgerton’s second season, FX’s long-running anthology series American Horror Story’s tenth season, a movie adaptation of the classic Matilda Musical, and Game of Thrones prequel The House of Dragons. The production of this prequel has now been resumed.
Westworld is a Western, science fiction and dystopian television series which is based on the 1973 film of the same name. It is produced by HBO and is created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan. The story is set in a Wild-West-themed futuristic amusement park where well-paying ‘guests’ come and they are catered by android ‘hosts’. The park allows the ‘guests’ to make their wildest fantasies come to true and real form without any type of resistance or disruptions from the ‘hosts’ because they have been programmed in such a way that they are not allowed or capable of providing harm or injury to every human in any way.
The Show Has Too Many Achievements to Count
The achievement list of this critically-acclaimed television show goes a long way. The series took home a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2018, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019 and 2016, Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre in 2017, Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series in 2016, ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards in Television- One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series in 2017, and Costume Designers Guild Award for Outstanding Fantasy Television Series in 2019.
What to Expect from Season 4
So far, HBO has produced three overwhelming and twisted seasons of the dystopian drama. The third season concluded on May 3, 2020. A month later, it permitted the showrunners to begin the fourth installment of the series. The creators have become famous for introducing a new dynamic in the show in every season. In the first season, we saw android ‘hosts’ being harmless forms of artificial intelligence who were happy serving to the whims and fantasies of humans. The second season re-introduced these ‘hosts’ as rebellious and they started severely harming humans. In the third season, we saw humans and host out and free with nothing to separate them and they were living in the same world. Season four is expected to answer questions concerning the death of Dolores and William, the next steps by Maeve, Bernard’s experience in the sublime, and Charlotte’s plan to build an army.