After what feels like an eternity of waiting, HBO’s Westworld is officially returning for season 3, and the premiere date is sooner than any of us expected.
Bring yourself back online, Westworld fans.
After what feels like forever, the series that brought us robot hosts, disturbing theme parks and complicated questions about what it means to be human is finally returning for its third season. And if it feels like we’ve been waiting a while, it’s because we have. (The season 2 finale aired back in the summer of 2018.)
But, all that patience is about to be worth it.
Westworld season 3 will officially premiere on March 15, 2020, launching us into a whole new era of the show as the hosts move into the real world – and bring about real-world consequences as they discover just how much data humanity is more than willing to give away for free.
Stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris are all slated to return, though what versions of their respective characters they’ll play – or how they’ll fit in the larger story – is anybody’s guess.
The official trailer announcing the series’ return is even weirder than we probably ever expected. The clip seems to contain a (sort-of) timeline of what’s gone on in the real world in which Westworld exists, and promises some dangerous and potentially world-ending events to come.
How all of this meshes with the stuff we’ve seen thus far in the season 3 trailer released last summer at Comic Con is also something of a mystery.
Nor does it explain what Aaron Paul’s doing here, why Maeve appears to be in a new area of the park Dolores left behind at the end of season 2 or what happened to The Man in Black after the host rebellion.
All we do know is: It’s time to start our speculation engines!
Are you looking forward to Westworld’s return? What do you think will happen in season 3?