'Westworld' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the sci-fi HBO series

At the San Diego Comic Con 2019, show creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy unveiled the first look at the season three trailer of 'Westworld'


                            'Westworld' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the sci-fi HBO series

The sci-fi HBO drama 'Westworld' has been renewed for season three. Created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the show is based on the 1973 film of the same name by Michael Crichton and even takes inspiration from the film's 1976 sequel 'Futureworld'. 

At the San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the creators unveiled the first look of the season three trailer and said: "This season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers."

Release date

There is no fixed release date announced as of now, but the show will be returning to HBO in 2020.

Plot

The trailer confirmed that the theme for the latest season will be 'The New World'. While the theme for the first season was 'The Maze', it was 'The Door' was season two. The new plot seems to revolve around the mysterious twists and turns in a futuristic city where robots have merged into human society. There are also speculations that a "World War II-styled" storyline could be in the pipeline.

Cast

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood plays the role of Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host in the park (Getty Images)

Wood plays the role of Dolores Abernathy, the oldest host in the park. The actress has been seen in movies in like 'The Wrestler' (2008), 'Whatever Works' (2009) and 'The Ides of March' (2011). She also played the daughter of Mildred Pierce in the HBO miniseries 'Mildred Pierce' (2011), for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton essays the role of Maeve Millay (Getty Images)

The actress, who essays the role of Maeve Millay, was also seen as DCI Roz Huntley in the BBC drama 'Line of Duty', which earned her a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.

Other actors in the cast include Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe, James Marsden as Teddy Flood, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather, Shannon Woodward as Elsie Hughes, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Anthony Hopkins as Robert Ford and Aaron Paul as Caleb.

Actors Lena Waithe, Vincent Cassel, Kid Cudi, and Marshawn Lynch are all set to join the series in its third season in undisclosed roles.

Director/Writer

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan together created the sci-fi television series 'Westworld' based on the film of the same name by Michael Crichton (Getty Images)

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy together created the sci-fi television series 'Westworld' based on the film of the same name by Michael Crichton. 

Jonathan has collaborated on several films with his brother, director Christopher Nolan. Did you know that for the neo-noir thriller film 'Memento' (2012), Christopher adapted Jonathan's short story 'Memento Mori'? The siblings have together co-written films like 'The Prestige' (2006), 'The Dark Knight' (2008), 'The Dark Knight Rises' (2012) and 'Interstellar' (2014). Meanwhile, Joy has previously written television series like 'Burn Notice' and 'Pushing Daisies'. 

Nolan and Joy also serve as executive producers, along with J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. The series is jointly produced by HBO Entertainment, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television.

Trailers

With the song 'We'll Meet Again' by Vera Lynn in the background, the caption of the 2.51-minute clip reads: "We all have a role to play."



 

Where to watch

The series will be available for streaming on HBO and Hotstar in 2020.

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