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Westworld: Season 3 - New trailer and teases drop at Comic-Con

Westworld Season 3

A FULL third season trailer for Westworld made its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend.

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s HBO drama will return in 2020 with a new look and some new faces, including Aaron Paul, Lena Waithe, and Vincent Cassel.

It will also transfer the action to Los Angeles, where Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) has escaped following the collapse of the theme park.

It will also continue to explore the lives of one or two other past characters, including Jeffrey Wright’s Bernard, Tessa Thompson’s Charlotte Hale and Thandie Newton’s Maeve Millay, who is seen as a host in a new park that appears to be set in Nazi-occupied Europe.

There’s even a brief glimpse of Ed Harris’ The Man in Black – although he isn’t looking too well!

Speaking at the Comic-Con panel, Nolan confirmed that just as season one was internally called The Maze and season two was called The Door, season three also has a name: The New World.

Nolan and Joy also elaborated a little more on the direction the series is now taking as a whole.

Nolan kicked this off by stating: “When we started, Westworld was a dystopia. Three seasons in, I think it’s the best case scenario, to be perfectly honest. The form of AI we have on the show is thoughtful. Murderous, but thoughtful. I think we’re now heading into the era of dumb artificial intelligence.”

Nolan went on to reference how algorithms decides people’s choices in today’s day and age, describing “algorithmic determinism” as a cautionary theme for season three.

He added: “You get to play around with big ideas and pretend they’re far in the future, but they’re not. They’re right now. In season three, we discard with metaphor and deal with the world as it is: a giant shit show.”

Joy then cut in by saying: “Our civilizations have evolved. The solutions we can find for the things that keep us somewhat primitive and base and ugly in our desires can improve and become more sophisticated. Sometimes there’s a disconnect between that. My car can drive, but we can’t get rid of violence.”

Watch the Comic-Con trailer