Which platform will host the Westworld series?
With the removal of Westworld from HBO Max, the streaming provider continues purging unused programming. Westworld, one of HBO’s most promising shows, was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. The sophisticated science fiction show lost its audience as it grew more and more complex with each season, drawing fewer and fewer viewers until it was finally cancelled after four years on the air. Despite plans for a fifth and final season of Westworld, the show has been renewed for a sixth.
Even though it’s been a month since HBO’s shocking cancellation of Westworld, there’s more bad news for fans of the program. After its final episode, Joss Whedon’s Victorian drama Westworld will be pulled off HBO Max with The Nevers, according to Deadline. After being renewed for more seasons, Minx and Love Life were recently removed from the streaming site.
Is There Going to Be Anywhere Else to Stream Westworld?
While Westworld has become the latest and most high-profile show to be taken from HBO Max, it is likely to return on another one of Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming platforms. The CEO, David Zaslav, has already stated the firm’s intention to enter the rapidly expanding FAST streaming market. Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (FAST) sites include Pluto TV, Tubi, and The Roku Channel. Since Westworld is being removed from HBO Max, it will likely be available in another format.
Although Warner Bros. Discovery has promised a free, ad-supported platform, no specific release date has been announced. Fans will be disappointed that they can only watch the cancelled show on a streaming service once Westworld returns, even if they weren’t given a satisfying ending to the series in the first place. Some viewers may only have time to finish catching up on new episodes of Westworld after the show is pulled from HBO Max, as season 4 concluded in August.
Will More Shows Be Canceled From HBO Max?
Despite being cancelled shortly after its 2016 premiere, Westworld is still widely recognized as one of HBO’s most iconic flagship series. If a high-profile show like Westworld can be taken off on HBO Max, then Warner Bros. Discovery is likely willing to do the same with other shows to reduce expenses. Both Lovecraft Country and Raised by Wolves, cancelled by HBO, may be next in line for the chop as HBO Max continues its content purge, but we will have to wait and see.