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Westworld Will Be Easing Off the Convoluted Storytelling In Season Three

July 18, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Westworld is coming back next year, and the showrunners say that the new season will be less of a mystery for fans to guess at. Jonathan Nolan spoke with EW about the season to come and said that the storyline for third run, will be a bit more linear.

“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,” Nolan said, dropping some details on new character Caleb (Aaron Paul) who he said is a construction worker who makes a big impact on Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood).

“Aaron’s character will challenge Dolores’ notions about the nature of humanity,” Nolan added. “He’s the type of person who doesn’t get to go to Westworld.”

“I love shows that find a groove and hang with it for 100 episodes — that was never this show,” he added about the season’s game-changing nature. “We always wanted every season to find our characters in radically different circumstances. And with a cast this talented, watching the metamorphosis of all these characters is one of the most fun parts.”

Joy gave a few more details about the storyline, telling EW that it picks up directly after the carnage of season two. “We’re looking at the aftermath of the massacre in the park,” Joy said. “After all they went through to get out of the park, Dolores finally got what she wanted, so we wanted to see how she interacts with the world and what her plan is. That’s a part of the story we were excited to tell.”

“Part of the story plays out in the Western United States, and that’s a thematic through-line in the show — the American West as a setting and an ethos,” Nolan said. “The idea of the West as a wild place, where just over the next hill or horizon there are no rules. On that thematic level, Dolores emerges to figure out what happened to the real West. And the answer is: We paved the thing over, and civilization eventually caught up with all those people who were running away from it.”

We’ll see Westworld return in 2020.

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