Maybe it’s time to change the name of ‘Westworld’.  The fantasy western virtual reality vacation attraction may have been the basis of this series, particularly in the first season, but the story and its characters have expanded further and further beyond that, finally spilling over into the real world at the end of last season.  There’s plenty of “Worlds,” not so much “West.”  Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) finds herself in a futuristic Los Angeles where she encounters a construction worker named Caleb (newcomer Aaron Paul).  The pair develop an “interesting relationship.”

Not everyone has escaped the park, however, as Maeve (Thandie Newton) continues to live the Host Life, this time in a World War II-themed World.  Meanwhile, Charlotte (?) (Tessa Thompson) looks like she might be beefing up security after the revolt last season.


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Check out the new trailer for Season 3 below:


Earlier, series co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan discussed the tone of the new episodes and stated that this season would not be as much of a guessing game as previous installments.

“This is season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers… I love shows that find a groove and hang with it for 100 episodes — that was never this show.  We always wanted every season to find our characters in radically different circumstances. And with a cast this talented, watching the metamorphosis of all these characters is one of the most fun parts.”

Nolan’s fellow showrunner Lisa Joy added:

“We’re looking at the aftermath of the massacre in the park.  After all they went through to get out of the park, Dolores finally got what she wanted, so we wanted to see how she interacts with the world and what her plan is. That’s a part of the story we were excited to tell.”

‘Westworld’ Season 3 will debut next year on HBO.