Season 3 of ‘Westworld’ will introduce a new type of robot– on that seems a little less sophisticated than the hosts that populated the fantastical theme park. In the first video footage of the new season, viewers were introduced to Aaron Paul‘s Caleb, a construction worker stuck in everyday drudgery that is far removed from the wealthy hedonists that have appeared so far as patrons of Westworld. While it looks as though Caleb’s life is going to take a turn for the worse, at least in the beginning, he is shown working alongside a robot, and now information has been revealed about his Paul’s partner.
First of all, he won’t be much company to Caleb, as he is a “standard construction robot” who can’t talk. He does, however, have a name– George — Delos model G-267. This next bit of info is perhaps the most crucial:
Robots like George are key in the new season as the hosts infiltrate the real world and discover they have more in common with humans than their fellow synthetics.
According to showrunner Jonathan Nolan:
“Part of what our hosts find [in the real world is], they’re caught in between — they’re fashioned to look like human beings and act like them, but they have more in common with the mechanical pieces in our world. The hosts are uniquely alone in that way. And that’s not true of the other robots they find in the world. [Robots like George have] been designed for a specific purpose, and the hosts have been designed to be emotional mirrors for us.”
At the end of the second season, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) escaped the park into the real world. It is already known that she will interact with Caleb, but beyond that, the contents of Season 3 have been kept under wraps.
More may be learned at the ‘Westworld’ panel at San Diego Comic-Con International. which will be held on Saturday, July 20 in Hall H at 1:15 pm. Showrunners Nolan and Lisa Joy are expected to be present along with cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright.
‘Westworld’ Season 3 is set to arrive on HBO in 2020.