“We all have a role to play,” declares Dolores in the new trailer for Westworld Season 3.
HBO’s sci-fi thriller, based on the Michael Crichton movie from the 1970s, has grown from a post-modern Western into a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. The ambitious epic has already been positioned as the cable network’s replacement for Game of Thrones, so with Comic-Con underway this year, it’s only natural that HBO should be out in force to tease the show’s return in 2020.
Aaron Paul was front and centre of the first trailer for Season 3, introducing us to the slick but sterile real world and a grifter on its outskirts who is jaded with the real world. This time, we see more of Dolores, as well as Delos employee Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), plus the return of Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard, who is seeking a powerful force to help him – a force that may or may not be Thandie Newton’s Maeve. We see her in a seemingly all-new Westworld park, which now has a WWII theme – one that promises a whole new raft of thematically appropriate action.
Accompanied by Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again, the result is a typically enigmatic teaser that proves Westworld isn’t about to power down anytime soon. Here’s the video:
Watch: First trailer for Westworld Season 3
21st May 2019
“Sometimes it seems like the world looks alright, but inside, it’s rotting to pieces…”
That’s the sound of a fresh perspective on life in Season 3 of Westworld.
HBO’s sci-fi thriller, based on the Michael Crichton movie from the 1970s, has grown from a post-modern Western into a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. The ambitious epic has already been positioned as the cable network’s replacement for Game of Thrones, so it’s only fitting that as the fantasy series airs its final episode, Westworld should be teasing fans with the first look at its eventual return.
Aaron Paul is front and centre of Season’s first trailer, introducing us to the real world outside of the violent theme park, and a man who has become jaded with the hollow artificiality it has come to offer. The prospect of him crossing paths with Dolores, fresh from escaping out of a whole other kind of artificiality, is a tantalising tease of what’s in store – and that’s before we even get a hint about what the recently cast Vincent Cassel will bring to the table.
What we do know is that we’re in for a long wait, with Westworld Season 3 set to air at some point in 2020. Until then, HBO has Watchmen to keep us busy. Here’s the video:
Vincent Cassel joins Westworld Season 3
3rd May 2019
Vincent Cassel has joined the cast of Westworld Season 3.
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, HBO’s sci-fi thriller is based on the Michael Crichton movie from the 1970s. Created for TV by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the ambitious epic is already been positioned as the cable network’s replacement for Game of Thrones, so it’s only fitting that as the fantasy series airs its final season, Westworld should be teasing fans with yet another starry addition to the show’s growing cast.
Breaking Bad alumnus Aaron Paul recently signed on to the third season of the show, and now, he’s about to be joined by another impressive name: Vincent Cassel. The Mesrine and Black Swan star has been one of the more enjoyably seedy presences on our screens in recent years, and while the nature of his role hasn’t been announced, he’s sure to easily fit into the shady world of corporate plotting that lingers behind the titular theme park’s glossy facade.
Production is now underway on Season 3, which is expected to air at the very earliest in 2020.
Aaron Paul joins Westworld Season 3
14th September 2018
Aaron Paul has joined the cast of Westworld for its third season.
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, HBO’s show is based on the Michael Crichton movie from the 1970s. Created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the ambitious sci-fi epic is already been positioned as the cable network’s replacement for Game of Thrones, which is due to end with its final season in 2019.
HBO hasn’t hidden its confidence in the show’s ability to deliver on that promise, renewed the series for a third run before Season 2 had even reached its halfway point.
“It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming, in a statement.
Now, that cast is expanding, and it’s doing so in style, with Breaking Bad alumnus Aaron Paul signing on. Paul, who has recently impressed with Hulu’s cult drama The Path, already has three Emmys under his belt – a perfect match for Westworld, which has 21 Emmy nods clocked up. Details on his character are unknown, but Deadline, which broke the news, reports that Paul will be a series regular. Paul will next be seen in Apple’s Are You Sleeping?, an anthology series with the actor committed to Season 1’s story arc.
HBO renews Westworld for Season 3
1st May 2018
HBO has renewed Westworld for Season 3, before Season 2 has even reached its halfway point.
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the show is based on the Michael Crichton movie from the 1970s. It’s created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers. Positioned as HBO’s big-hitting franchise to replace Game of Thrones, Season 1 didn’t disappoint, debuting in October 2016 and becoming the network’s most-watched freshman series ever.
Season 2 appears to be doing just as well, with HBO announcing this evening that it has greenlit a third season, only two episodes into its second run.
“It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to work with the exceptionally talented Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, as well as their gifted cast and crew,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming, in a statement. “From the inspired storytelling to the incredible visuals, we are so excited to see where the next chapter will take us.”
“Westworld flies along with wit, humour and genuine peril – this is an upgrade of the smartest order,” we wrote in our spoiler-free review of the second season. “The show itself feels like it’s undergoing a similar evolution, pushing and pulling its own limits – from Western-style shootouts to pertinent observations on personal data – to discover its future. There are fewer puzzles here, but endless new ground to explore.”
You can read along weekly with our spoiler-filled, speculation-heavy reviews of each episode here.
Westworld Season 2 airs in the UK at 2am on Mondays on Sky Atlantic, and is available on-demand after that simulcast. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream Westworld legally on NOW TV, which gives live and on-demand streaming access to Sky’s main TV channels, including FOX UK (Legion) and Sky Atlantic (Billions), for £7.99 a month – with no contract and a 7-day free trial.
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