HBO Max has finally released the long-awaited trailer for Westworld season 4 today, giving fans a twisting, winding, hectic look into what’s ahead for returning cast members Evan Rachel Wood and Ed Harris, along with a look at the series newcomer Ariana DeBose. Season 4 of Westworld comes after a two-year-long break, with the season 3 finale premiering in May 2020.
The fourth season of Westworld, which is set to premiere on June 26th, will pick up following the defeat of Rehoboam, the super-intelligent AI created by Engerraund Serac (Vincent Cassel). With protagonist and android host Dolores Abernathy (Evan Rachel Wood) sacrificing herself to defeat Serac, the season 4 trailer shows Wood taking on a new role as Christina. “This is a story about a girl,” Wood narrates as the trailer begins. “Every single day she wakes up, the more she sees it. Nobody else can. But there’s something wrong with the world… and that it’s her fault.”
What the New ‘Westworld’ Trailer Reveals About What’s to Come
The new Westworld season 4 trailer also shows the Man in Black (Ed Harris) being hooked up to some futuristic torture device and threatened by a mysterious woman in white, as well as a few mysterious shots of Maeve Millay (Thandiwe Newton) staring at something unseen. Ariana DeBose appears briefly in a still unknown role as a voice announces it is “time to evolve into the species we were meant to become,” while a different voice argues, “We’re not here to transcend. We’re here to destroy.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Westworld season 4 has been described as “a dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on earth.” Given that the show’s previous seasons have already tackled heavy topics like the very nature of humanity itself, the prospect of an even darker season ahead is foreboding.
The official season 4 trailer can be found below.
Westworld’s fourth season has been confirmed to include returning series regulars Wood, Newton, and Harris, alongside Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Aaron Paul, and Angela Sarafyan; according to TVLine, James Marsden has also been confirmed to be reprising his role as android host Teddy Flood from seasons 1 and 2. The new season will be released on HBO and HBO Max on June 26th, 2022.