Westworld season 5 termination announced on Friday
HBO had pulled the plug on its sci-fi drama Westworld after the fourth season as announced late afternoon on Friday. The creator of the series Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy had planned to bring the twisty series to a close with the fifth and final season but those plans were canceled by Warner Bros.
The creator and cast member
The creator and top-billed cast are waiting for the payday even though the show is canceled. The core cast member consists of Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, and Aaron Paul.
On the other hand, Tessa Thompson had played any deal into their contract for the fifth season.
In total, they are expected to be paid $10million-$15million, which is still less for making up a show. Season 3 of the series cost at least $100million and had a total of eight episodes.
The creator of this show though ended their deal with Warner Bros. but isn’t planning to walk away empty-handed either.
Deal with the Amazon
Before airing for season 4 both the creator had a strike nine-figure deal with Amazon where both creators successfully included permission to remain the show runner of Westworld up to Season 6 if there are chances of any and still will get paid.
The pay check only for the core cast and creator
Though it is nice that the main cast and creators will get paid and not go home empty-handed, such luck didn’t stroke for the rest of the crew members and the leftover supporting cast members who would have been in Season 5.
Season 4 Westworld
Season 4 of the hbo series ended up with Dolores deciding to simulate one last game to determine if any part of the human or host might be preserved in a new world.