After months of rampant speculation, HBO finally dropped the new trailer for Westworld season 3.
While the trailer wasn’t high on details, we are in the know about the darker turn the new season is about to take. The show is ready to delve into the grim future we had got a glimpse of in season 2.
The trailer has flashes of a string of disturbing events about “divergence” and “critical events.” Everything is all jumbled up, and fans at this point of time can’t make heads or tale out of the errant sneak peeks. All this teasing raises more questions than providing us with answers.
Most importantly, with this, HBO has also given us an officially confirmed date for Season 3 release. Season 3 is set to premiere on March 15th, 2020.
What can we expect in Season 3?
Despite the mixed reception for Season 2, the trailer and the possible upcoming events augur well for Season 3. The mish-mash timeline of Season 2 has only created confusion instead of intrigue. Luckily, the show is currently in a rather intriguing place right now.
The show also tried too hard to be edgy and cynical, which felt out of place. For instance, a few of the charters, like Dolores, descended into the brooding, cynical, more edgy shadows of themselves in season 2 for seemingly no reason. The lack of finesse in character development and writing undid Season 2.
At this time, Season 3 appears to be what few can term “soft reboot.” The producers would do well to stop feeling insecure if fan theorists get some things or maybe everything, correct. The main point of the story is to make sense of the plot, the character motivations, their development, and not to outwit viewers.
Game of Thrones 8 tried to do the same, and we got a story which spiraled out of the realm of common sense in term of storytelling
The writers must remember that for every show, more than unpredictability, they should find out why their viewers tune in. For Westworld, it is how they tackle the subjects of core themes: human mortality, memory, humanity (or the lack of it) are what gives the show its heart.