HBO programming chief Casey Bloys, appearing at the Television Critics Association, has confirmed that “Westworld” co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s new deal with Amazon is not going to impact their creative involvement on the HBO series.
The series is currently in the midst of production on its third season which is set to debut in the first half of 2020. Bloys was asked by The Wrap about a potential fourth season for the show, and he says the plan is still to very much stick with the show:
“They are 100 percent hands-on. We have deals with them for a potential fourth and fifth season. So the deal with them [at Amazon] is for, I believe, everything but Westworld. And they’re very committed to Westworld. So I’m not worried about losing their focus, they don’t lose focus.”
Newcomers for the series include Aaron Paul, Lena Waithe, Marshawn Lynch and Vincent Cassel who join regulars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, and Rodrigo Santoro in the series.