These violent delights have violent ends, but Westworld keeps chugging along. The third season of the twisty, Reddit-friendly HBO series is set to arrive on the platform in 2020, but a full trailer was revealed during Saturday's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
The new season picks up right after the events of Season 2, which closed out with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) successfully leading a host uprising within the confines of Westworld and reaching the real world.
In the trailer for Season 3, Dolores is shown interacting with people IRL, including Aaron Paul's character, Caleb. Other new cast members include Lena Waithe and Vincent Cassel (who looks to be playing a villainous type; twist!).
Fans of Westworld will be happy to know many of their favorites are set to return as well. The new trailer shows Thandie Newton's Maeve battling Nazis in 1940s Germany, Jeffrey Wright's Bernard on a quest to find someone powerful enough to stop Dolores (if necessary), and Tessa Thompson's "Charlotte Hale" back on the prowl. (A refresher: the real Charlotte was killed in Season 2 and Dolores used her host copy to help lead the uprising; at the end of the season, Dolores has reconstituted her own body and is shown alongside "Charlotte," who is now occupied by ... someone. That reveal will likely occur in Season 3.)
Also in the trailer, a tormented Ed Harris, who was last seen in a futuristic (?) post-credits scene as a host himself. Season 2 of Westworld, however, left him very much alive as a human in the current timeline. (A second refresher: This show is really confusing!)
Previously, co-showrunner Lisa Joy teased of Season 3 to Entertainment Weekly, "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 arrives in 2020.