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New Westworld Season 3 Trailer Takes Series Outside The Titular Park

We all have a role to play — and HBO's was to be the deliverer of a stunning new trailer for Westworld season 3.

Unveiled at the mind-melting sci-fi series' official panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, held in the illustrious Hall H where a sea of adoring fans consumed the footage like it was the first and last meal of their life, the Westworld season 3 trailer takes the action outside of the titular park and into territory previously uncharted by the show's narrative. 

The footage is, to the surprise of no one, intriguing as ever — teasing a look at a new park modeled after World War II-era Germany that promises the existence of Nazi androids (a.k.a. everyone's nightmare), and showing the rogue robot Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) continuing on her war path in the real world. 

While Dolores encounters humans (like the Caleb, the L.A.-based construction worker played by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul) and robots (including one named George) alike, her fellow android Maeve (Thandie Newton) is operating in the new Nazi-filled park. Whether Maeve is stuck on a new loop and without the sentience she gained on the last season or fully aware of her surroundings and hatching a plan, we don't know. 

Elsewhere in the trailer for the third season of Westworld, we get a glimpse of the villainous character Vincent Cassel is playing, see Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) looking quite different, and catch sight of Charlotte (Tessa Thompson), who probably, maybe, definitely isn't the same person she was when we first met her. 

This all appears to be a promising change of pace for Westworld, which became bogged down by the weight of its own heavy themes and lost in the maze it wanted viewers to get to the core of during its second season. The new setting, seemingly higher stakes, and fresh characters are all welcome updates — but the best part about Westworld season 3 is that it will be a less confusing experience overall. As showrunner Jonathan Nolan previously promised, "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." 

Color us excited.

Westworld season 3 is set for a 2020 premiere on HBO.