Westworld finally returns for season three: ‘The New World’

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It’s been 16 long, gruelling months since the second season of Westworld came to a (ridiculous) finish. In fact, it’s been so long that we would forgive you for forgetting basically everything that happened in the past two seasons – we certainly had.

The brainchild of married duo Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is famous for its inception-styled complexity – the characters jump between timelines, alliances and heck, even bodies – so it’s difficult to keep up at the best of times. In saying that, the HBO-produced sci-fi thriller remains one of the most captivating and successful shows on television. Thankfully, the wait for the highly-anticipated third season is almost over as it premieres March 16 on Foxtel.

What is Westworld?

Westworld

Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld is a story of robotic cowboys (to put it very, very simply). The show is set in an unspecified time in the future, in a man-made, Wild-West-themed amusement – appropriately named ‘Westworld’.

The park caters to guests (who can afford a ticket) to live their life without limits, without consequences and without harming humans. The life-like android ‘hosts’ cater to the high-paying guests, allowing them to experience the American West whilst indulging in their wildest fantasies. Each time a host dies, their memory disappears – until it doesn’t.

What can we expect from season three?

Thanks to that spectacular season two ending which saw Dolores (a host who turned the tables on the human guests) escape from the park, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the future of Westworld. Where can they go next? It appears, they’re going to be going much further than the Wild West. Because in an interview for Entertainment Weekly, co-creator Nolan hinted that it was officially time to see how the hosts will react to life outside their imprisonment.

Nolan said: “It’s been a long build-up to get outside the park. And we’re incredibly excited about what it looks like and sounds like and what exactly our hosts discover out there.”

He also stated that the theme for the third season is “The New World.” And who does Dolores discover in The New World? None other than Aaron Paul, whose Breaking Bad character knew about imprisonment all too well. Paul will join the Westworld cast to play a human construction worker whose world has been rocked by the advancement of robots. There’s a whole lot of mess in store for Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), Maeve (Thandie Newton), Caleb (Paul), Stubbs (Luke Hemsworth) and an altered version of Charlotte (Tessa Thompson), and we’re keen to see it all play out.

Where can I watch Westworld in Australia?

Although the show is produced and streamed on HBO, it’s available for us Aussies on Foxtel. The first episode of Westworld season three will be available to stream from March 16, so saddle up cowboy, the new world is calling.

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  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
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  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
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