‘Westworld’ S3: Everything we know from the trailer starring Aaron Paul
Game of Thrones is dead! Long live HBO. Just in case you thought GoT was the only horse in town for the verteran TV service, HBO just called your bluff. They dropped the absolutely epic trailer for S3 of Westworld last night.Based on the 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld is set in an unspecified time in the future. Season one delved into one of six theme parks owned and operated by Delos Incorporated that allows human guests to experience the American Old West in an environment populated by what are known as hosts – androids programmed to fulfill the guests’ every desire, however sadistic they might be.
However, when an update awakens some of the hosts, a number of them start to question their true nature, sparking the start of an android uprising which comes into play in season two. The delicate and intricate storytelling demands both close attention and thoughtful analysis through its transmission of major revelations that offer plenty of philosophical conundrums about what makes us human.
Season 2 went deeper into the back story behind the parks (and the creepy aims of the owner, James Delos), and we got to see a couple more worlds as our host heroes journeyed through the parks.
In the first trailer for S3, new cast member Aaron Paul is front and center, with most of the other faces we love from Westworld missing except Evan Rachel Wood’s host Dolores.
We follow Paul’s new, unknown character chillin’ in a futuristic, progressive city (which reminds us of the one Dolores visited in S2). One thing is clear: Dorothy, we’re not in Westworld anymore.
In the trailer we meet new cast members Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, and Marshawn Lynch. What can make out? Paul and his buddies are in the middle of some sort of heist, but (as is everything to do with Westworld) we’re not sure if anything we see in the trailer is real life – or fantasy.
When we have more info, we’ll let you know. Stay chill, bingewatcher . . . .
Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
Created for television and executive produced by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson
Based on the film written by Michael Crichton. Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television