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Lisa Joy on Why the ‘Westworld’ Season 4 Finale Isn’t the HBO Show’s Endgame

[This story contains major spoilers for the Westworld season four finale, “Que Será, Será.”] It’s one last time around the loop for Westworld. In Sunday night’s season finale, the nature of Bernard’s (Jeffrey Wright) plan — teased in the season’s penultimate episode — comes to light amid a new reign of terror by the Man in […]

‘Westworld’ Co-Creator Lisa Joy and EP Alison Schapker Tease Favorite Easter Eggs From Season 4 Trailer and Main Title Sequence

Flies, Loud Reed and a tower hold some of the biggest clues about where Westworld season four is headed, according to two key creative team members on the HBO show. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of Sunday night’s long-awaited premiere, co-creator, showrunner and EP Lisa Joy, along with writer and EP Alison Schapker, teased […]

‘Westworld’ Team on Exploring (Un)Reliable Narrators and the Nature of Reality in a Season 4 That’s “Easier to Grasp”

Westworld season four is going to be easier to follow than its previous season, according to one star, but don’t expect the series to let up on any of the twists, turns and themes that have made it great. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during the HBO series’ fourth season red carpet premiere in New […]

Lisa Joy Reflects on Almost Pitching ‘Reminiscence’ Under Male Pseudonym So “People Might Take Me More Seriously”

Lisa Joy is now a renowned sci-fi writer as co-creator of Westworld, but as a woman tackling the white-male-dominated genre, it wasn’t always that way. Joy recently told the U.K.’s The Independent that she considered pitching Reminiscence — the Warner Bros. Hugh Jackman-starrer she wrote and directed — under a male pseudonym, thinking it would […]

How Lisa Joy’s Journey to ‘Reminiscence’ Began at the ‘Memento’ Premiere in 2001

Lisa Joy’s Reminiscence takes viewers on a journey to the future, one where Miami is submerged in water and society has become nocturnal. The Westworld co-creator’s feature film debut follows Hugh Jackman’s Nick Bannister, who helps clients relive their fondest memories by way of a reminiscence machine. Bannister’s life is eventually turned upside down when […]

Hugh Jackman in ‘Reminiscence’: Film Review

The star plays a private investigator specializing in the retrieval of lost memories who becomes dangerously obsessed with an elusive client played by Rebecca Ferguson.

‘Reminiscence’ Trailer Sends Hugh Jackman Into a Mysterious Past

For writer-director Lisa Joy, Reminscience draws upon her own family’s past and its future. The film stars Hugh Jackman as Nick Bannister, a private investigator who along with his business partner (Thandie Newton) helps clients retrieve lost memories. The film, which debuted its first trailer Thursday, takes place in a near-future version of Miami, where […]

“If I Wrote a Cop Show”: Issa Rae, Ramy Youssef and More TV Bosses Share How They’d Address the Moment

With calls in and outside of the industry to rethink TV's flattering portrayals of police, several writers share how they'd put a timely spin on these shows.

‘Fallout’ TV Series From ‘Westworld’ Creators in the Works at Amazon

Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the best-selling video game franchise Fallout, with married writers and showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan attached to oversee the potential TV series.

‘Westworld’ Renewed for Season 4 at HBO

HBO has renewed the sci-fi drama 'Westworld' from Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan for a fourth season.

Shonda Rhimes, Greg Berlanti, Other Top Showrunners Match Donations for Support Staff Relief Fund

A relief fund created to provide financial assistance to Hollywood support staff that have become suddenly unemployed or had work hours cut has surpassed its goal after receiving significant donations from major showrunners.

‘Westworld’ Creators’ Futuristic Drama ‘The Peripheral’ Gets Amazon Pickup

Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan have landed their first series order at Amazon. The duo's take on William Gibson's futuristic novel The Peripheral has been picked up straight to series at the streaming giant the husband-and-wife writing and producing duo now call home. An episode count has not yet been determined. Writer Scott […]