It looks like Westworld fans won’t have long to wait for the return of HBO’s Emmy-winning sci-fi series.
An unlisted trailer (which leaked online ahead of HBO’s scheduled schedule) reveals that Westworld season 4 will start streaming via HBO Max June 26. The dialogue-free sequence, cryptically titled “It Doesn’t Look Like Anything to Me,” further shows the show’s dystopian take on New York City and confirms the return of Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson and more. others.
You can check out the unlisted trailer for Westworld season 4 below:
As excited as fans are about the first images from the series and the confirmation of the release date, Westworld faithful have also echoed a sense of bewilderment when it comes to the story of season 4.
“It doesn’t sound like anything to me” is the famous phrase uttered by Westworld’s android hosts when encountering evidence of their non-human existence, but many of the comments below the unlisted trailer ironically repeated the same sentiment.
“This actually doesn’t look like anything to me, I don’t remember anything that happened in the last season,” one comment read, while another user wrote, “It’s like my memories of [Westworld] season 3 comes from an old loop.”
Westworld hasn’t appeared on screens in over two years – season 3 ended in May 2020 – so it seems fans may have overlooked some plot threads or character arcs, but the complexity of the show’s mind-bending story means many long-time viewers. seem to be heading into its long-awaited fourth season with about as much familiarity as the first.
“Between the complexity of the story and the long gaps between seasons, I can’t even remember what the stakes will be going forward for this season,” read another comment on YouTube.
It’s also a peculiar decision on HBO’s part to kick off Westworld season 4 with so little fanfare. The next eight-episode season is set to start airing in just over a month, and all fans had to reward their excitement with a cryptic two-minute teaser (one that was leaked prematurelylet’s not forget).
“I do not understand why [there has been] such weak promotion for a masterpiece,” one fan wrote beneath the new footage, while another said it was “strange” that HBO released the first season trailer just a month ago. ahead of its scheduled premiere date.
A crowded market
It’s not like Westworld season 4 will dominate the streaming service neither does waves when it launches on HBO Max. In June alone, TV fans can look forward to the arrival of Ms. Marvel on Disney+a new season of For All Mankind on Apple TV Plus and Peaky Blinders season 6, The Umbrella Academy season 3 and Money Heist: Korea on netflix.
And that’s all before I mention stranger things season 4 Game of Thrones part 2 and prequel series Dragon Houseboth of which are slated to release within months of the Westworld Season 4 premiere.
Perhaps then, HBO doesn’t have enough faith in the return of its dystopian sci-fi show to justify doing more fuss – which is a shame, as Westworld’s early seasons rank among TV’s best shows. of the previous decade.
Either way, fans of the show can expect to see more of Bernard, Dolores, and The Man in Black when Westworld season 4 begins airing on June 26.