Season 3 of “Westworld” is going to new worlds altogether.
Unveiled during the show’s Comic-Con panel, the trailer teases Thandie Newton’s character Maeve entering a new world of hosts set during World War II. Meanwhile, in the human world, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and her fellow hosts who escaped “Westworld” in season 2 are being hunted down by humans.
“We all have our role to play, there are machines in this world but not like us,” says Dolores.
Later in the trailer, Aaron Paul’s character is seen cradling Dolores in his arms, while Tessa Thompson’s character (whoever she is at this point) strides towards the camera with her cigarette in her mouth and a determined look on her face.
The third season will take place at some point in the 2050 to 2060 time frame.
Season 2 of “Westworld” ended in rather confusing fashion, with viewers hard pressed to figure out exactly which hosts had escaped the manufactured world and made it into the real one. Showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy had previously acknowledged just how baffling season 2 proved to be at times, and the duo revealed that season 3 will have the main theme of “the new world.”
Thompson weighed in on her character being taken over by Dolores in season 2 and how she consulted Evan Rachel Wood on how to capture the essence of the character.
“I like in the moments where I feel like I don’t have free will, it’s fun to be controlled by masters like Lisa and Jonathan who do bad things to you,” Thompson said.
The panel also featured returning cast members Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Luke Hemsworth, as well as excited newbie Aaron Paul.
HBO hasn’t yet disclosed an official release date for “Westworld” Season 3, but it’s known that the third installment won’t debut on the premium cabler until 2020.