A new teaser trailer for HBO's Westworld season 3 was revealed today at the San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H. Panelists included creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Aaron Paul, and Luke Hemsworth.
Prior to the San Diego Comic-Con panel, fans were able to get special edition character posters signed by the cast and creators at the DC Warner Brothers booth. HBO released the trailer for Westworld season 3 at San Diego Comic-Con earlier today and things are starting to heat up.
While creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan previously said the show was going in a more linear direction for the third season, the Comic-Con trailer looks pretty confusing, which could mean Joy and Nolan were throwing out a curveball to fans of the hit series.
Panelists included creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Aaron Paul, and Luke Hemsworth. The trailer features everybody mentioned and there is a lot to take in while watching it all go down. The subtitle for season 3 has been revealed to be "The New World," which makes sense since Evan Rachel Wood's Dolores is out in the real world and looking to expose it for what it really is.
When it comes to keeping track of everything that goes on in Westworld, the stars of the show are often just as confused as the audience is. Jeffrey Wright admits to keeping a spreadsheet, while Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson discuss things over dinner. "It's like playing a game of Clue," said Evan Rachel Wood when talking about the dramatic twists and turns that the show takes. As for shooting the latest season, things were not any easier than it has been in the past, which goes against what showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan were saying earlier this week.
The cast of Westworld has toyed with starting a Slack thread to keep all of the timelines straight, which might not be a bad idea. While things get confusing, the cast almost always knows what's going on and Jeffrey Wright says he has never been "lost" while making the hit show. In the end, he feels the mystery is what keeps the show so great. He had this to say.
"It's a complex show. I think it requires focus. It requires thought. I think that's a valuable thing now, in an age of consistent dumbing-down... Too often, we don't accept ambiguity enough. We want this finite answer."
Season 3 of Westworld will premiere sometime in 2020. A firm release date has yet to be announced by HBO, but one should be forthcoming very soon. The network needs to fill the massive hole that Game of Thrones has left and has a lot of original content on the way to keep viewers glued to the TV set. Westworld is one of those shows that has the potential to be even bigger than it already is. While we wait for a release date, you can check out the trailer below, thanks to the HBO YouTube channel.