Buckle up, y'all. HBO isn't going to let us go that easy.
Fresh off the piping hot press that is the Game of Thrones series finale (can we at least get a minute to mourn?!), the network dropped its first trailer for Westworld season three (sorry, "Westworld III," as HBO is calling it) starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. So, yeah, don't expect to let go of that subscription anytime soon.
And from the looks of it, we're not in Kansas the Old Westworld park anymore. Paul's character, who looks to be some kind of maintenance person, is seen walking around a futuristic city that looks very similar to the one Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) and Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) ventured to in season two. Appropriately, Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" sets the tone.
Other newcomers to the cast appear, including Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi and Marshawn Lynch, and the only original Westworld member we see is Dolores at the very end of the preview. She looks angry and hurt as Paul's character encounters her in some underground tunnel. She flashes him a look, and it's the evil Dolores we all know and love.
“They said they would make a better world — smooth away the rough edges,” Paul’s voiceover says. “But that was a lie. I guess the rough edges are the only thing I’m hanging onto.”
The futuristic new world doesn't look so rough, though. There's sleek motorcycles and cool floating cars, actual robot-looking robots (not disguised as humans), magic dresses that transform as you walk and Paul's black-market Craigslist-like app on his phone. It offers choices like "grand theft," "assassination" and "robbery" with dollar signs next to each, probably indicating the price he'd get paid for completing the task.
Ohhh, Jesse. Haven't you learned anything?