HBO Sets 'Westworld' Season 4 for June, Releases First Teaser Trailer

Watch a teaser for 'Westworld' Season 4, coming to HBO in June.
by Danielle Turchiano — 

Thandiwe Newton in 'Westworld'

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Westworld fans, it's time to go into analysis mode. HBO recently dropped a teaser for the upcoming fourth season, which will premiere on June 26 at 9 p.m., and it is full of hints at what the new world order will be when the Emmy-winner returns.

Additionally, Ariana DeBose joins the series as a recurring guest star in Season 4, although HBO has not yet confirmed who she will be playing.

The teaser, which you can watch below, offers a taste at where some of your past favorite theme park hosts are finding themselves in the real world these days. (That includes Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores, Thandiwe Newton's Maeve, and Angela Sarafyan's Clementine.) It also reconnects the audience with those even more integral to Delos' mission, namely Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Charlotte (Tessa Thompson), and with a couple of special humans (Aaron Paul's Caleb, Luke Hemsworth's Ashley, and Ed Harris' The Man in Black.)

It is set to Lou Reed's "Perfect Day," which, if you know the show, know should not be taken literally. As calm as things start, with Maeve strolling alone and Caleb sipping a morning drink, it gets dark and complicated fast, not only with the return of The Man in Black, who is toting a gun and tailing others, but also by the way some androids are being treated. Bernard, for example, can be seen lying in a pool of (what certainly looks like) his own blood. All HBO will say about the season is this, though: "A dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on earth."

Westworld, based on the 1973 feature film of the same title (which has a 77 Metascore), first premiered on HBO in 2016. Then, it primarily focused on life inside the titular theme park, as guests spent a lot of money to live out their darkest fantasies. But when some of the hosts gained awareness, the power shifted. Eventually, the show moved beyond those initial confines to show what it looked like when some of the hosts made it out into the real world. Its third season aired during the spring of 2020, when the network also announced the fourth season renewal. The first three seasons of the show have earned a combined 72 Metascore. The fourth season has not yet been made available for review.

The show comes from creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who serve as executive producers alongside Alison Schapker, Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, and Ben Stephenson. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television produce.