Westworld returns with the third season after more than a year and a half! The HBO science fiction series starts Monday, March 16 with the first episode. These 5 things you need to know about Westworld S3!
1What did the second season end with?
The end of Westworld season 2 was explosive and confusing. Control of Westworld was completely lost and the rebellious hosts were crushed hard by the real people. Yet Dolores managed to escape along with memory cornerstones from a few more hosts. We do not yet know exactly who all, but Bernard also escaped from the park anyway. Dolores has rebuilt him and hopes their battle will keep most hosts out of harm’s way as she tries to destroy humanity.
Meanwhile, The Man in Black, William, discovered that he is also a host! But we have to say that the scene is set far into the future. He meets Emily who tells him she is testing him for ‘fidelity’. It is then that he realizes that his mind has been transferred to a host body.
2Westworld season 3 getting less confusing?
If you’re already confused, pull a number! Westworld season 2 was criticized because people thought the many story and timelines were too complicated. Series writer Lisa Joy confirmed in an interview that Season 3 is more streamlined. No more confusing timelines; episode 1 is set immediately after the end of Westworld season 2.
3Not all characters return … but this one does!
Westworld has so many characters that we won’t see them all in the new season. After all, you don’t want them to have room for new roles either. Most well-known actors return in season 3. We mention Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, and Ed Harris. Dutch actress Katja Herbers is also back in Westworld season 3.
4Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad is in Westworld season 3
The third season also introduces a new main character alongside Dolores and Bernard. Caleb is a poor petty thief who tries to survive in the futuristic world and one night encounters Dolores. Because he’s good-hearted and doesn’t have nearly enough money to have ever been to Westworld, Dolores seems to trust him.
In any case, the role of petty criminal fits well with actor Aaron Paul, who will recognize Breaking Bad fans as Jesse Pinkman. Let’s hope he delivers an equally impressive acting performance in Westworld season 3!
5A new WWII theme park is introduced
Not everyone escapes to the real world. We see Maeve in the trailers, for example, in another theme park, where visitors can also have fun at the hosts. This park has not only a western theme but a World War II setting.
Just as we had to get used to the Japanese warriors in Samurai World in the second season, you have to be prepared for Nazis in Westworld season 3. Knowing Maeve she will make a lot of victims in the amusement park…