Westworld season 3 producer promises a “radical shift”

Following on from the mind-bending multiple timelines of Westworld season 2, the showrunners of Westworld season 3 are looking to mix things up with a “radical shift” that is sure to keep viewers on their toes.

HBO’s glossy sci-fi series had been headed up, since its inception, by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Nolan said this about the upcoming third run of the robot-stuffed drama:

“I think it’s a radical shift. What’s compelling and appealing about these characters is that they’re not human. As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn’t expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we’re telling. The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she’s laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They’re existential. They span eons. And that’s a fascinating level of story to engage in.”

As for Tessa Thompson’s character, who was reborn as a host with Dolores’ consciousness installed at the end of last season, Joy said this to THR:

“We always knew that we were going to do this reveal and let her expand into this new role. We have a very diabolical arc for her planned out. Part of the fun for the character will be self-realization. She will be realizing the things we know about who she is.”

With diabolical plots and radical shifts being planned, this sounds like it could be another opinion-splitting season from Nolan and Joy. That divisiveness seems to have become a key part of the show, and it should be fun to see how the fanbase reacts to Westworld‘s next wave of shocks and changes.

The Westworld season 3 release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’ll keep you updated as we hear more.