It’s been a bumpy ride for Westworld. The big budget science fiction drama series finished its fourth season this past summer only to be met with an abrupt cancelation early last month. The series failed to retain its once strong 12 million viewership for its last season, struggling to entice 4 million viewers. The contrast between production costs and the interest it garnered forced HBO’s hand and the company chose to cancel seasons 5 and 6.
According to Variety, Warner Bros. Discovery are cutting numerous titles from the HBO Max streaming platform as part of their 3- year plan to save roughly $3.5 billion:
The removal of shows from HBO Max means WB Discovery is able to save money in residuals paid to cast and crews of productions, on top of the money saved by not continuing with the shows at all.
It’s unclear if the title will be up for grabs by another studio or streaming provider. At this time it appears the only way to enjoy the Westworld series will be to purchase your own physical copies or download them locally.
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