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  • ‘Westworld’ Canceled After Four Seasons

    It’s sunset for HBO-Bad Robot’s Westworld, the premium cabler announced this afternoon. The show ended its fourth season on August 14. The series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, an adaptation of the 1973 Michael Crichton film, boasted nine Primetime Emmy wins during its run and 54 noms, as well as a big-name cast […]

  • 'The Peripheral': Chloë Grace Moretz, Jack Reynor talk 'Westworld' comparisons, avoiding a dystopian future

    "The Peripheral" stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack Reynor and producers Jonathan Nolan and Vincenzo Natali talk about buzzy new sci-fi series.

  • Hugh Jackman talks ‘Reminiscence’ — and why he’d rather relive his honeymoon than his wedding

    His new noirish sci-fi thriller "Reminiscence" is set in a world where people can revisit a memory.

  • Thandie Newton says it's 'very unusual' she's still getting roles: 'I'm a 47-year-old Black woman'

    The "Westworld" star talked about the reaction to her comments about Tom Cruise and others in the entertainment industry.

  • ‘Westworld': Vincent Cassel Says ‘Serac Knows Everything’ and His Story Goes Beyond Season 3 Finale

    (Warning: This post contains spoilers for Episode 7 of “Westworld” Season 3.)“Westworld” Season 3 ends this Sunday in an episode that will see Aaron Paul’s Caleb attempt to enact whatever plan was given to him by the A.I. Solomon. And while we have no idea what that plan is, Serac does — at least that’s what Vincent Cassel tells TheWrap.Cassel plays Serac, the man who constructed Solomon with his brother Jean Mi and then abandoned it, and his “outlier” brother, in favor of the more stable, controllable A.I. Rehoboam — an instrument he’s used to help Incite create paths for humanity in order to bring about what he believes to be a better world. But now, thanks to Dolores’s and Caleb’s interference, Serac’s plan is under threat for the first time in a long time.“Listen, you have to know something that will be my only answer to this: Serac knows everything,” Cassel said, when we asked if Serac is prepared for what Caleb is coming at him with. “If you want to destroy Serac, you have to mess up with his logic. But in terms of information, you cannot go through.”Also Read: Everything That Happened in 'Westworld' Season 3 Ep 7, ExplainedDuring last week’s episode, the seventh and penultimate installment of Season 3, we were treated to a holographic message from Serac that Dolores and Caleb stumbled upon in the facility where Solomon is housed. This recording was meant for Serac’s brother Jean Mi to find one day, should be he rehabilitated from his outlier status and be released from his pod. So when did Serac record this, and what the heck did he mean when he said he could not be there himself to see his brother, as the man he was when he taped the message “no longer exists”?“Wow. That’s a very tricky question,” Cassel told us. “Well, first of all, as we know, we can dematerialize people at that point of the story. So people can be there but are they still alive or not, it’s another story. So we don’t know how long from he recorded that message, that that message was supposed to be heard, really. That’s one thing. And about the finale, I think, I guess now for Serac question is– is he gonna be able to do what he wants?”Now, we have no idea what that is and Cassel — a series newcomer for Season 3 — definitely won’t tell us, but he says that you will “definitely” find out in the finale, as “the resolution of that part of the plot” comes by the end.Also Read: 'Westworld': What Happened When Dolores Flipped That Switch?“I think it’s a very satisfying finale and to be honest, it’s a real resolution to this whole moment of ‘Westworld,'” Cassel said. “And as a big fan of the first two seasons, what I found very interesting was that watching the new season, I never think about the Western and all those things. Those images don’t come back to me anymore. It’s been so reinvented and it works for what it is, that I never miss that feeling of the Western. And so in that sense, in that new season of ‘Westworld,’ with all those worlds and cars and stuff, I feel the finale is very satisfying because it’s the epitome of this high-tech world, I would say.”If you’re worried about the fact Cassel says Season 3 has a definite conclusion for this Serac plot, meaning you won’t see him in Season 4 — which “Westworld” was recently renewed for by HBO — don’t, because Cassel says his story doesn’t end with what we’ve seen so far.“Honestly, when [creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] first approached me, they told me a story — that’s the only thing I can answer — they told me the story of Serac on a really big scale,” he said. “And then I discovered things that they tell me over the phone, in the different episodes, with everything they told me, it’s not in Season 3. So who knows.”The “Westworld” Season 3 finale airs this Sunday at 9/8c on HBO.Read original story ‘Westworld': Vincent Cassel Says ‘Serac Knows Everything’ and His Story Goes Beyond Season 3 Finale At TheWrap

  • The It List: Go treasure hunting through Disney movies with 'Prop Culture,' Stephen King's 'If It Bleeds' delivers 4 compelling new tales, Amazon offers a virtual SXSW film festival and the best in pop culture the week of April 27, 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight products that you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for April 27 - May 3, including the best deals we could find for each.

  • ‘Westworld’ Renewed for Season 4 by HBO

    Just under two weeks out from its third season finale, “Westworld” has been renewed for a fourth season by HBO.Season 3 of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series premiered on March 15 — almost two years after its second season debuted in April 2018 — to 901,000 linear viewers on HBO and 1.7 million total viewers when counting streams on HBO Go and HBO Now. The episode, which was directed by Nolan, has now surpassed nine million viewers across all platforms.Just two more episodes remain in the eight-episode season, with one new hour airing this Sunday and the finale set for May 3.Also Read: HBO Reveals 'Westworld' Episode Titles, Descriptions for Back Half of Season 3“Westworld” Season 3 stars returning cast members Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as William/Man in Black, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore and Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton. Series newcomers for the year include Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi a.k.a. Kid Cudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy and Tommy Flanagan.“From the western theme park to the technocratic metropolis of the near future, we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every twist and turn from the minds of master storytellers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys said in a statement Wednesday. “We can’t wait to see where their inspired vision takes us next.”“Westworld” was created for television by Nolan and Joy based on the 1973 film written by Michael Crichton. Nolan and Joy are showrunners and executive produce the series alongside Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis and Ben Stephenson.Also Read: 'Westworld' Star Ed Harris on Whether William Will Really Be 'The Good Guy' NowThe drama hails from Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.Readers can find our interview with Ed Harris about last Sunday’s episode here.“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. CT on HBO.Read original story ‘Westworld’ Renewed for Season 4 by HBO At TheWrap

  • ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Trailer: Dolores and Maeve Face Off in HBO’s Cryptic Tease

    The cast and crew of “Westworld” have promised that Season 3 will be unlike anything the show has done before.

  • HBO Releases Trailer for ‘Westworld’ Season 3

    A month away from the third season premiere of HBO's "Westworld," the premium cabler has released a new trailer. "I was born into this world, and my first memories of it are pain," says Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores, as she enters a new realm. "For my kind, there was one place we were never allowed […]

  • New Westworld teaser introduces tech company that promises to solve unsolvable problems

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  • HBO’s New ‘Westworld’ VR Game Forces You to Escape a ‘Relentless Serial Killer Host’

    Bring yourselves back online: HBO has partnered with interactive content studio Survios to launch a new virtual reality game based on “Westworld” that “inserts players into a meticulously crafted world of adventure, danger and fantasy.”Set during the events of the second season of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series, “Westworld Awakening” is described by HBO as “a narrative-driven, single-player stealth exploration experience played from the perspective of Kate – a host within the Mesa facility who has suddenly attained self-awareness and must undergo a journey of self-discovery to understand exactly what that means. To survive a dangerous underworld where no one and nothing is what it seems, you must take matters into your own hands and, using a QA (Quality Assurance) tablet, manipulate the world around you.”The description continues: “As you navigate Delos’ labyrinthine laboratories and offices, you will encounter iconic scenes and settings from ‘Westworld,’ solve puzzles and interact with (and manipulate) other hosts. But you can’t get too complacent: Hank, a relentless serial killer host who has stalked ‘Westworld’ for generations, awakened alongside you and is now in constant pursuit, forcing you to react quickly even as you venture further into the unknown. To escape, you must plunge into the secret past of Westworld and overcome an entire world designed to destroy and enslave you.”Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 3 to Premiere in First Half of 2020, Deal in Place With Creators for 'Potential' Seasons 4 and 5“Westworld Awakening” was developed in collaboration with producers at Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and designed for Vive and Oculus head-mounted displays. According to the pay-TV channel, the game will be available in 400 VR arcades worldwide and to download for $29.99 on Steam, Oculus, and Viveport on Aug. 20.An English version of the game will be accessible in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, and China (arcades only).“HBO is known for producing some of the most compelling shows, offering creative storylines and complex characters that keep our viewers coming back for more. Through VR experiences, we are bringing these fictional people and places to life for our viewers and letting them interact and engage with our shows in new, immersive ways,” Aaron Nonis, VP of interactive and immersive experiences at HBO, said. “‘Westworld Awakening’ is the perfect fusion of the right creators and story, the right IP, and the right platform that allows us to create the next-generation playground for our ‘Westworld’ fans.”Also Read: Fall TV Premieres: Here's When All Your Favorite Broadcast Shows Will Return (Photos)“With ‘Westworld Awakening,’ we had the privilege of going inside HBO’s popular show to create an entirely new storyline,” added Daniel Zeligman, Survios’ project lead. “The end result is a VR experience unlike any other out there, that allows fans to dive deep into familiar settings and become a character on their favorite show, seeking to survive the dangers of ‘Westworld.'”Read original story HBO’s New ‘Westworld’ VR Game Forces You to Escape a ‘Relentless Serial Killer Host’ At TheWrap

  • See 'The New World' of HBO's 'Westworld' Season 3 in Comic-Con trailer debut

    HBO's 'Westworld' debuted a Season 3 trailer, Evan Rachel Wood teased big moves for Dolores, and Aaron Paul discussed his new character at Comic-Con.

  • First 'Westworld' season 3 trailer with Aaron Paul drops minutes before 'Game of Thrones' series finale

    Westworld season 3 trailer released just before Game of Thrones finale

  • Lena Waithe Joins 'Westworld' Season 3

    Aaron Paul was revealed to be joining the series last September.

  • From 'Toy Story 4' to 'Fortnite,' here are the coolest toys we saw at Toy Fair 2019

    The annual gathering of all the major toy manufacturers took place on Presidents Day weekend, and Yahoo Entertainment was on the scene documenting the biggest entertainment-related releases for 2019.

  • California wildfire burns down sets of 'Westworld,' 'The Bachelor,' and other shows

    The fires ravaging Southern California are wreaking havoc on locations used for several hit TV shows and movies.

  • 'Westworld' composer Ramin Djawadi on how he brought the Rolling Stones into the Wild West

    "Westworld" composer Ramin Djawadi talks about the memorable title theme and how he adapts rock hits for the show.

  • ‘Westworld’: Aaron Paul Joins HBO Sci-Fi Series For Season 3

    <strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: HBO’s sprawling sci-fi drama series <em>Westworld</em> is getting a major new cast addition. Former <em> The Path</em> and <em>Breaking Bad</em> star Aaron Paul is joining the recently ordered third season of the series. The producers are being tight-lipped on the character but I hear Paul will be a series regular. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie, the sci-fi thriller is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness…

  • HBO President Defends ‘Westworld,’ Says Backlash Over the Show’s Convoluted Timelines Is Not Widespread

    TCA: Casey Bloys says even people who dislike "Westworld" are talking about it, which is the kind of response HBO loves to see.

  • From 'Killing Eve' to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,' the 2018 Emmy nominations favored critical darlings

    The nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning, and Emmy voters behaved like TV critics.

  • The 20 biggest TV fireworks of the year — so far

    Yahoo Entertainment has picked the 20 buzziest moments from the 2018 TV season so far, from heart-wrenching deaths to funny cat videos to high-profile firings.

  • 'Westworld' Kills Off Two Major Characters Just Before Season Finale

    No one is safe!

  • 'Game of Thrones' and 'Westworld' skipping San Diego Comic-Con 2018, HBO says

    Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center is going to be a little hollowed out this year as HBO has just declared that fan faves <em> Game of Thrones</em> and <em>Westworld</em> will not be attending Comic-Con 2018. “Due to production schedules and air dates for <em>Game of Thrones</em> and <em>Westworld</em>, these series will not be presented at San Diego Comic-Con this summer,” said the premium cabler on Thursday. “HBO has a longstanding relationship with SDCC, and we are very grateful for the fans'…

  • Tonight's 'Westworld' took us to some new places and reintroduced some familiar faces

    Fans are excited about the new parks in "Westworld" and a cool White Stripes cover.

  • ‘Westworld’ Renewed for Season 3 at HBO

    “Westworld” has been renewed for a third season at HBO, the premium cabler announced Tuesday. The second season of the series debuted on April 22. More to come…

  • Role Recall: Ed Harris on whether he really was in 'Field of Dreams,' how he smashed phones on the set of 'The Rock,' and why he's the hero on 'Westworld'

    Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris shares his thoughts on his surprisingly diverse decades-long career in movies and television.