'Westworld' Season 3 premiere's new 'cyberpunk' look has fans eagerly waiting to see where show's headed
Spoilers for 'Westworld' Season 3 Episode 1 'Parce Domine'
It's a new season of 'Westworld' and the show is exploring new territory. Far removed from the dusty trails of the Old West, 'Westworld' has now set its sights on the near future of 2058 and this new direction has fans excited about the series again. It's been a long wait between seasons but fan enthusiasm has not dimmed. 'Westworld' took a big risk in completely changing its aesthetic and that appears to have paid off.
"Even though it has become a completely different show than from when it began, I really loved the #Westworld premiere!" wrote one fan, on Twitter. Another fan wrote, "Westworld once again treating a new season like a new album. Full pivot. Totally new vibe. Way out in front of the audience. After the promo blitz it was almost a statement episode tonight. Hopefully there’s a bigger group on board now. Gonna be an insane ride."
One fan referenced the 'Futureworld' sequel to the 1973 Michael Crichton movie that 'Westworld' is based on, writing "I'm so happy to have Westworld back for season 3. I'm looking forward to seeing how much they delve into the Futureworld movie story." Some fans have noticed the cyperpunk vibes of the new season, both in themes and aesthetics. One user tweeted, "The new Westworld is uhhhhhhhhh really really good??? The whole series has been teasing its wider world, and it really doesn't disappoint. Cyberpunk as hell."
"Season 3 of Westworld is off to a much more fun and intriguing start than season 2," notes one fan - many believe that this season has simplified storytelling somewhat, at least as far as can be told from the premiere.
'Westworld' has a reputation of being hard to follow and Season 3 appears so far to be making up for that. "So. #Westworld is back. And despite my season 2 fretting, I think tonight's premiere suggests that the show is attempting to take some course corrections. Already, with a shorter season order of 8 episodes, we have less time to revel in the theory-making of it all," tweeted a viewer.
The next episode of 'Westworld' airs March 22, on HBO.