HBO Sets a Premiere Date For “Westworld” Season 3

James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood in "Westworld"

HBO announced that Westworld will be returning for the third season on March 15.

The Emmy award-winning series is a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth,” according to Deadline. Season 3 will be eight episodes long and the theme will be “New World.” The series creator Jonathan Nolan said it’s inspired by Blade Runner and it will be filmed in some beautiful places around the world that capture the show’s future. “Dystopia can look pretty beautiful in the world. Just because the world is corrupt inside, doesn’t mean it can’t be smothered over and pretty. We wanted to find a version of dystopia that we hadn’t seen before,” Nolan said at Comic-Con.

Returning to Westworld Season 3 are Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Ed Harris (the Man in Black), Jeffrey Wright (Bernard), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), and Rodrigo Santoro (Hector Escaton). Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi, Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher Jr., and Michael and Tommy Flanagan will join the show.

The first two seasons of Westworld were huge successes, receiving 42 Emmy nominations and winning three for the second season.