‘Westworld’ showrunner says Man in Black will “kill everyone” in season four

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A Westworld showrunner has teased what viewers can expect in season four of the HBO sci-fi drama, revealing that Man in Black will “kill everyone”.

Jonathan Nolan, who is showrunner along with Lisa Joy, spoke in a recent roundtable discussion about what’s in store for the future HBO season.

Viewers will remember that at the end of season three, the finale’s post-credits scene revealed that Ed Harris’ William (aka the Man in Black) has been killed and replaced by a host controlled by Halores (the version of Dolores played by Tessa Thompson).

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Speaking to The Paley Center for Media, Nolan said: “I’m a big believer in being guided by irony. [William] winds up becoming this thing [a host] that he’s controlled for so long. And on a visceral level, I just can’t wait to watch Ed kill everyone.”

Harris also spoke on the roundtable, adding: “I have no idea what they have planned for me. I’m teamed with Tessa, I know. Hopefully, we can do some rightful damage.”

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Tessa Thompson as Delos CEO Charlotte Hale in ‘Westworld’. Credit: HBO

It’s a small tease but enough of one to give the impression that season four will be a an exhilarating ride.

The event, titled Westworld: A Conversation With the Stars and Creators, also featured Joy and Westworld actors Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and Jeffrey Wright.

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Series four of Westworld, as Entertainment Weekly reports, is expected to return in 2022.

In other news, the show’s supervising art director Jonathan Carlos has detailed a recurring Easter egg in the show’s recent third season.

Correction: in the original article it was stated that series four was “currently in post-production after filming was wrapped before the coronavirus pandemic struck.” This was an error.

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