How Much The Westworld Cast Is Still Getting Paid For Season 5 Despite HBO Canceling The Show

HBO fans western world was shocked late last week when the award-winning dystopian sci-fi drama was born canceled before season five. Despite his winding plots and exciting comment on humanity vs. artificial intelligence, western world apparently fell victim to an aggressive network cost-cutting mandate. The show’s big budget, combined with declining ratings over the last two seasons, proved to be its downfall, but it turns out the A+ cast members still get paid.

meeting reports that western world‘s actors had “pay-or-play deals” for Season 5 to ensure the cast – which includes Aaron Paul, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson and Jeffrey Wright – continues will be paid. despite cancellation. The site reports that contracts may have been renegotiated prior to Season 4 and that networks giving such guarantees to their actors is not uncommon, especially for ensemble casts that may otherwise be difficult to put back together.