‘Westworld’ Star Luke Hemsworth Addresses HBO Series’ “Disappointing” Cancellation
The actor, who has played head of security Ashley Stubbs since the sci-fi series launched in 2016, spoke to Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday about HBO‘s surprise announcement last week that Westworld had been canceled after four seasons.
“You hope these things go forever, but everyone’s got their own reasons,” Hemsworth told the outlet at the premiere for brother Chris Hemsworth’s new Disney series, Limitless. “I’m very grateful for my part in that series. That journey was a big part my life. It was disappointing, though.
Hemsworth explained that what made matters worse was that he got the bad news of the cancellation on his 42nd birthday: “I was like, ‘Fuck! Dammit! ‘”
He said he was optimistic for the fifth season and that he was looking forward to what it might bring for fans. Hemsworth said, “I think the idea was to go full circle. To be about loops. To be about human beings being stuck in that trajectory.” “Unfortunately, we get cut off. But it’s just the nature of the universe. You can’t get depressed about it. It’s okay to move on and it opens up new doors .”
HBO’s decision to end the expensive Emmy-winning series from co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy followed a sharp decline in linear ratings for season three; this trend continued into season four, for which the final episode aired in August. HBO stated that it was “tremendously thankful” to Nolan, Joy, and the “immensely talented cast and producers” .”
for cancelling the series.
Hemsworth was co-starred with Thandiwe Newton and Tessa Thompson in the series. Jeffrey Wright and Jeffrey Wright were also on the show.
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