James Marsden Reveals His Disappointment With Westworld Clash Cancellation

James Marsden reveals disappointment at Westworld clash cancellation: ‘I just wish it was more than a financial success’

James Marsden revealed his disappointment at the cancellation of Westworld in an interview with Rolling Stone published on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old actor played cowboy Teddy on the show, which HBO canceled in November before the creators could wrap up the show with a fifth season.

Not only was the series canceled, but Warner Bros. Discovery announced last month that it would remove the show from its HBO Max streaming service.

Frustrated: James Marsden said he was upset about the cancellation of Westworld in an interview with Rolling Stone published on Tuesday (pictured on the show with Evan Rachel Wood)

Frustrated: James Marsden said he was upset about the cancellation of Westworld in an interview with Rolling Stone published on Tuesday (pictured on the show with Evan Rachel Wood)

“I would be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasn’t a disappointment,” Marsden said in the interview.

“I will never speak without gratitude about any of my experiences, but it would have been nice to be able to complete the story that we wanted to complete.”

He added that he loved his “Westworld family” before adding that he would return home and watch the show as a fan as well.

“I totally understand that it’s an expensive show and big shows have to have a large audience to be worth the expense, I just wish it was more than a financial success,” he said.

Cancelled: The 49-year-old actor opened up about the show that HBO canceled in November before the creators could wrap up the show with a fifth season (pictured November 2022)

Cancelled: The 49-year-old actor opened up about the show that HBO canceled in November before the creators could wrap up the show with a fifth season (pictured November 2022)

‘Disappointment: ‘I would be lying to you if I told you that the way we ended Westworld wasn’t a disappointment,’ Marsden said in the interview (pictured on the show with Evan Rachel Wood)

The Enchanted actor said he remains hopeful that the series will one day be over.

“Maybe it’s just wishful thinking because I know we intended to finish it the way we wanted,” he added.

Westworld was reportedly canceled due to the high cost of producing the show.

It had been reported that the first season had a hefty budget of $88 million, with that number rising to $107 million in season two.

Someday: The Enchanted actor said he remains hopeful the show will one day be over (pictured in June 2022)

Someday: The Enchanted actor said he remains hopeful the show will one day be over (pictured in June 2022)

Critically acclaimed: Westworld has won an impressive nine Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its run, as well as a total of 54 nominations

Critically acclaimed: Westworld has won an impressive nine Primetime Emmy Awards throughout its run, as well as a total of 54 nominations

The removal came during an “ongoing evaluation of programming” with HBO’s parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.

Westworld had won an impressive nine Primetime Emmy awards throughout its run, along with a total of 54 nominations.

It was launched by HBO in 2016 as a prestige drama with high hopes of becoming another long-running show amid the success of Game of Thrones, and boasted a stellar cast with award-winning Anthony Hopkins. of an Oscar.

Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright and Thandiwe Newton were also part of the original cast.

Great cast: It was launched by HBO in 2016 as a prestige drama with high hopes of it becoming another long-running show (from left: Luke Hemsworth, Jeffrey Wright, Aaron Paul, Angela Sarafyan, Tessa Thompson, Wood and Marsden June 2022)

Great cast: It was launched by HBO in 2016 as a prestige drama with high hopes of it becoming another long-running show (from left: Luke Hemsworth, Jeffrey Wright, Aaron Paul, Angela Sarafyan, Tessa Thompson, Wood and Marsden June 2022)

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