HBO has been tight-lipped with details on the fourth season of its popular drama Westworld but has revealed that Academy Award-winning actress Ariana DeBose is joining the cast.
Cast members Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Aaron Paul and Angela Sarafyan will all return.
DeBose took home the Best Supporting Actress statue at the 94th Academy Awards for West Side Story. She made history with the Oscar win, becoming the first openly queer woman of color to win the award, a record-breaking moment not lost on her.
In her acceptance speech, she said, “To anybody who has ever questioned your identity … I promise you this: there is indeed a place for us.”
The fourth season of the Emmy-award-winning Westworld premieres on June 26. Cryptically, the network said that it will be, “a dark odyssey about the fate of sentient life on earth.” The season 4 trailer, featuring visuals but no words, is set to Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day.”
Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy serve as executive producers alongside Alison Schapker, Denise Thé, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis and Ben Stephenson. Watch the trailer below:
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