HBO has always been a hub for cutting edge television, but the sci-fi epic Westworld is on another level entirely. The show is cinematic and epic, featuring a killer cast of actors. Fans have been eagerly anticipating any indication of what might happen in the show's upcoming third season, which will introduce some new characters. But most importantly, it looks like the third trailer will take us out of the titular park.
Westworld Season 2 ended with both Dolores successfully leaving the park's island and venturing into the main land. Clearly the third season of HBO's acclaimed drama was going to take us new places, and the first complete trailer for Season 3 teased just that. Check out the full trailer for Westworld Season 3 below.
Does anyone else have chills? Let's break down exactly what we're being shown in this first glimpse into Westworld's third season on HBO. From the look of it, it's going to be an epic and action-packed war. Man vs. Machine, and I can't wait.
This trailer opens on none other than Evan Rachel Woods' Dolores, which should come as no surprise to the fandom. Dolores narrates that she was born in pain, which has hardened her and inspired her to declare all out war against the living. She and her fellow robots were designed not to ever leave the park, but that's exactly what the show's protagonist has done. And it's going to be a blood bath.
From there we see flashes of returning characters, although they're not going to behave nearly the same as in previous seasons. Tessa Thompson's Charlotte is actually dead, and the one that'll be in Season 3 is actually a robot crafted by Dolores herself. We also see Jeffrey Wright's Bernard, who is in the ruins of Westworld. But that's about all we see of the park, as the rest of the trailer takes place out in the real world.
The next character to get a line of dialogue is a newcomer. Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul is joining Westworld in Season 3 as Caleb and it looks like he's going to be Dolores' new ally in the battles to come. He's also disenfranchised by society, although it's unclear if Caleb is a man or machine. He's shown in some epic action sequences, full of explosions. It looks like Westworld is going to get even crazier in its third season.
This above trailer also revealed interesting developments for Maeve and The Man in Black. Thandie Newton's character has been on her own path throughout the show, and hasn't been focused on violence and revenge like Dolores. The two robots will come to a conflict in the third season, as Maeve is tasked with killing Dolores by Black Swan actor Vincent Cassel. And she may be doing it with a sword.
As for Ed Harris' William, it looks like his time tormenting the denizens of Westworld might come in handy. He believes he's meant to save the world, using his skills to take out Dolores and her compatriots. But the Man in Black also had a wild cliffhanger at the end of Season 2, so it's unclear exactly how he'll factor into Season 3's main story.
Clearly Westworld Season 3 will not be pulling any punches, and it seems like just about anything could happen. The new season will premiere March 15th on HBO. In the meantime, check out our midseason premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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