Westworld III teaser reveals a new direction for HBO's sci-fi series

Shawn Knight

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Some have predicted a mass exodus of HBO subscribers now that Game of Thrones is finito. That very well could happen but HBO would prefer you check out the first teaser for the third season of what is now the network’s biggest franchise before you go.

Westworld returns in 2020 with a whole new look and some fresh faces including Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Bojack Horseman). The trailer largely centers on Paul’s perception of the world – you don’t even really know it’s Westworld until the very end. Presumably, this season will focus on the hosts that managed to escape the confines of the park and their interactions with people and other robots in the real world.

“I'm excited to explore the idea of host as guests, as Bernard and Dolores are guests now,” Jeffrey Wright (Bernard Lowe) told The Hollywood Reporter last June.

Season three of Westworld is set to premiere sometime in 2020.

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Vulcanproject

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The issue as I see it with many series is they just outstay their welcome. American TV frequently does this because a fairly popular show can be so lucrative. So rather than planning your exit, and writing it out when the time has come the decaying corpse drags on and on from what used to be a great.

Westworld felt like it could have almost ended with the hosts escaping. If they had tidied up season 2 a little. Built tension better where everything was tried to keep them in but ultimately some escaped in the very final scene that could have been it.

It's often more memorable leaving the aftermath up the the viewer. I don't even remember all the details of Inception for example, but I won't easily forget the final scene of the spinning top. It imbues a little wonder and continues to stay in your mind as an open question.
 

H3llion

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The issue as I see it with many series is they just outstay their welcome. American TV frequently does this because a fairly popular show can be so lucrative. So rather than planning your exit, and writing it out when the time has come the decaying corpse drags on and on from what used to be a great.

Westworld felt like it could have almost ended with the hosts escaping. If they had tidied up season 2 a little. Built tension better where everything was tried to keep them in but ultimately some escaped in the very final scene that could have been it.

It's often more memorable leaving the aftermath up the the viewer. I don't even remember all the details of Inception for example, but I won't easily forget the final scene of the spinning top. It imbues a little wonder and continues to stay in your mind as an open question.
This will most likely be a different story. Westworld has the option to show different problems and solutions to the whole AI paradigm that is coming. Stories are endless.
 

Vulcanproject

TS Evangelist
This will most likely be a different story. Westworld has the option to show different problems and solutions to the whole AI paradigm that is coming. Stories are endless.
They could do that, or you know, actually be connected to the source material. Any old series could be about a future AI takeover.

Westworld was about it happening inside a future amusement park filled with AI hosts gone crazy. Do the material justice, call it a day and make whatever else show you want.