Westworld has had its fair share of resurrections over its three-season run on HBO. However, showrunner Jonathan Nolan confirmed that one fan-favorite character won’t be coming back.
“Dolores is gone,” Nolan told Variety. “We’re not yet discussing publicly the direction the show is taking, but the fun thing about this show is, you know, from the beginning Lisa and I wanted to make a show that constantly reinvented itself, that could be a different show every season. I think it’s important with a show in which death can be impermanent — these are robots, after all — to mark the occasion with Dolores. That version of that character is gone.”
However, just because Dolores is dead does not mean that her portrayer, Evan Rachel Wood, will be leaving the show.
“I f—ing hope not,” he said when asked if Wood would be leaving the series. “We love Evan Rachel Wood and we haven’t [sighs] started talking publicly about exactly what the show looks like going forward. But it looks very different.”
Season 3 of the sci-fi series ended with Dolores’ memories being completely erased by Serac after he attached her to his supercomputer, Rehoboam.
Westworld stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Luke Hemsworth, Simon Quarterman and Rodrigo Santoro, Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Ealy and Tommy Flanagan. A fourth season will air on HBO.
Westworld showrunner Jonathan Nolan confirmed that a beloved character really did die in the Season 3 finale of the HBO series.