Soon, Westworld and other HBO Max TV shows that were cancelled will have new streaming homes on various ad-supported sites.
Westworld has recently been confirmed to be departing HBO Max, one month after it was stated the series wouldn't be continuing with season 5, which would have been the show's last season.
The decision to delay the distribution of big-budget, nearly finished streaming movies like Batgirl is just one of many cost-cutting measures taken with regard to the streaming service since Warner Bros. and Discovery combined earlier this year.
The Time Traveler's Wife and the HBO Max original Raised by Wolves are two other TV shows that have been discontinued.
Westworld and other cancelled and withdrawn HBO Max shows will reportedly find new homes on free, ad-supported streaming platforms known as "FAST" services, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The Time Traveler's Wife, Raised by Wolves, The Nevers, FBoy Island, Legendary, Head of the Class, and Finding Magic Mike are among the series joining Westworld, as announced by Warner Bros. Discovery.
Although Minx and other recently cancelled shows are not included in this list, it appears Warner Bros.
Discovery still intends to make those shows available to viewers, with the company saying, "HBO Max is speaking with the studio partners about opportunities to further expand the reach of the shows, including but not limited to licensing the series to third party FAST platforms."
The removal of Westworld from HBO Max is part of a rising trend for the streaming service, but fans can rest easy knowing that the series will still be accessible to stream elsewhere.
Over the following few years, Warner Bros. Discovery plans to make billion-dollar cost reductions.
Part of achieving that aim involves the cancellation and removal of shows from HBO Max, with pricey series like Westworld being deemed too expensive for the corporation to continue producing and hosting on HBO Max.
Warner Bros. Discovery implies that retaining shows like Westworld and Raised by Wolves on HBO Max will result in financial problems, preventing them from achieving their goal of decreasing costs by doing so.