The new trailer for Season Three of Westworld introduces us to a new futuristic world in neo-Los Angeles, some new faces and robotic hosts venturing outside the park.
Unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, the ominous new trailer picks up where Season Two left off, with Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) finally free of her simulated world post-Westworld massacre. Now in the real world, she meets a construction worker named Caleb (Aaron Paul), developing a relationship that’s sure to say something about the relationship between robots and humans, and perhaps about what it is that makes us human in the first place.
But as she enjoys her new freedom, Dolores knows she isn’t completely free.
“You and I have no mother, no father,” she says in the trailer. “We’re alone, outnumbered. We have to be smarter than them or they’ll find us and they’ll kill us.”
And not all the hosts share Dolores’s freedom. The cryptic trailer cuts from scenes of Dolores in the outside world to those featuring rows of naked robot hosts left alone in the blue-tinted light of a park storage unit after hours. Thandie Newton’s Maeve, who was killed in the Season Two massacre, is back and also still stuck in a WWII-themed park that we get a glimpse of in the trailer.
Even with the shootouts and chaos of the park, it looks like the world outside the parks is getting increasingly chaotic, as well, with people beginning to realize what they’ve built and questioning what would happen if they just shut it all down.
It looks like a lot of the action will be taking place outside of the park this season.
The trailer teases the return of Jeffrey Wright, Luke Hemsworth and Ed Harris, while new faces Paul and Vincent Cassel also appear.
Wright’s Bernard Lowe is seen repairing an arm injury and telling us, “Ford made each of us for a reason, even Dolores. I came back to find someone who could help me, someone strong enough to stop her if it comes to that.”
There’s also the return of Tessa Thompson’s character, Charlotte Hale, who sits alongside Dolores in the trailer, even though Dolores killed Charlotte at the end of Season Two.
After the confused muddle that was Season Two, the folks behind Westworld are promising we’ll see something a little different.
“This season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers,” Nolan told Entertainment Weekly before the trailer’s debut at Comic-Con.
While there’s no specific release date out yet, Season Three is set to premiere in 2020. Until then, check out the new trailer below and revisit a previous teaser here.