The upcoming third season of HBO’s ambitious sci-fi series “Westworld” is promising to be quite different from what came before, and part of that will be ditching some of the puzzle box element that defined the first two seasons.
Speaking with EW, co-showrunner Jonathan Nolan says the third season is more experiential and less mystery-driven: “This is season is a little less of a guessing game and more of an experience with the hosts finally getting to meet their makers.”
Nolan also says the plan was always to change the show significantly from season to season, no resets: “I love shows that find a groove and hang with it for 100 episodes – that was never this show. We always wanted every season to find our characters in radically different circumstances. And with a cast this talented, watching the metamorphosis of all these characters is one of the most fun parts.”
It’s not clear who is returning from the previous two seasons aside from Evan Rachel Wood. She will be joined by new series regular Aaron Paul as a Los Angeles construction worker named Caleb who has a strong impact on her and is described as “the type of person who doesn’t get to go to Westworld.”
The next season of “Westworld” premieres in 2020.