James Marsden’s Westworld canceled: Disappointment

It was a tough year being a “Westworld” fan in 2022. Not only did HBO cancel the series early in November after four seasons (many fans were expecting a fifth and final season to wrap up the story), but Warner Bros. Discovery announced in December that it was pulling the show entirely on HBO Max. In a new interview with Rolling StoneSeries regular James Marsden called the HBO series’ fate a “disappointment”.

“I’d be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasn’t disappointing,” Marsden said. “I would never speak without gratitude about any of my experiences, but it was nice to be able to complete the story we wanted to finish.”

“I love this Westworld family,” he added. “It was one of those unique opportunities to be a part of something where I’ll be sitting at home impatiently waiting for the next episode as a fan. I completely understand that it’s an expensive show and big shows need to have big audiences to be worth the expense. I hope it’s more than just a financial success.”

Marsden concluded by saying he still wanted to find a way to finish the “Westworld” story, adding, “Who knows, maybe there’s some universe in which it could be completed in some way,” he said. “Maybe it’s just wishful thinking, because I know we had plans to end it the way we wanted.”

“Westworld” will reappear on streaming sometime in 2023, but not on HBO Max. Warner Bros. is set. Discovery licenses the show and other HBO Max series pulled to free (FAST) TV channels supported by a third party.

“We’re incredibly proud of Westworld and the amazing work our cast has done,” series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy said in a statement last month about the show’s airtime. “We are excited for the opportunity to welcome a whole new audience to our show.”


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