James Marsden Wishes Westworld Was 'Able To Complete The Story'

The actor, who portrayed Teddy on the HBO show, expresses his disappointment over its cancellation.


Westworld actor James Marsden feels the same way as fans about the show's cancellation: disappointed. He opened up about his thoughts on the fate of the HBO series recently and even holds out hope there's a way to finish it in the future.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Marsden expressed his sadness about Westworld ending after Season 4. "I'd be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasn't a disappointment," he said. "I'm never going to speak without gratitude about any of my experiences, but it would have been nice to be able to complete the story we wanted to finish."

Marsden was a regular cast member on Westworld for the first two seasons of the show. He then returned for Season 4 after not appearing in the third. His character, Teddy, was a host in Sweetwater.

HBO canceled Westworld in November, meaning the final season won't happen. Adding salt to the wound, Warner Bros. Discovery has also removed the sci-fi series from HBO Max.

Marsden, for his part, acknowledged the business logistics behind Westworld's cancellation but holds out hope for its continuation somewhere down the road. "I totally understand it’s an expensive show, and big shows have to have big audiences to merit the expense. I just wish it was about more than financial success," he said.

"But who knows, maybe there’s some world where it can get completed somehow. Maybe that’s just wishful thinking, because I know we had plans to finish it the way we wanted to."

Westworld premiered in 2016 on HBO, created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The show also starred Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandiwe Newton, Tessa Thompson, Anthony Hopkins, Angela Sarafyan, and Aaron Paul.

For more on the show, check out GameSpot's Westworld: Season 4 review.

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