Everything We Know So Far About Season 3 Of Westworld
Westworld is arguably HBO's greatest asset outside of Game of Thrones. It has the rare ability to encapsulate the pop culture debate and despite not being picked up by a large amount of the TV-watching public for a while, now boasts one of the biggest cult followings in TV.
After an extended period of radio silence, most likely due to HBO investing basically all their commercial energy into making sure Game of Thrones season 8 is the biggest series of TV ever to hit the airwaves, the network's execs have now finally confirmed that the show is coming back for a third installment next year.
Despite his rather questionable movie choices, there's no doubt that Aaron Paul is someone with an almost unmatched ability to command the TV screen.
Ever since astonishing the entire world with his performance as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, adding the young actor to your TV cast is one of the few ways that you can almost undoubtedly that the show will get a fair amount of viewers. Now though, Paul's considerable star power is set to be added to a show where they're in absolutely no need of any additional hype: Westworld.
Since leaving Breaking Bad, Paul has played some more low-key roles throughout TV, most notably starring in Hulu's web series The Path and providing one of the leading voices in Netflix's acclaimed Bojack Horseman. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paul's character will make regular appearances on the show, however any other details about the actor's role are for now being kept a secret.
Paul will be the second Breaking Bad star to appear on Westworld, following Giancarlo Esposito, who had a memorable cameo in season two. Season 3 of Westworld will feature a new world where the entire status quo of the show has been upended, with the majority of the major characters (Spoiler alert) having left the park or died altogether. This leaves the show ripe for a character like Paul's to enter the fold as a new regular. Despite a cryptic tweet, which said "I feel like I’m in a dream Dolores. Can you wake me up from this dream?", we can perhaps glean that Paul will play one of the AI robots that form the bulk of the show's main characters.
Lena Waithe, most notably of Aziz Ansari's Netflix series Master of None, has also joined the cast.
Paul is also set to become one of the first main faces of Apple's new streaming service, set to appear in Apple's original drama Are You Sleeping?. The show, which will be anthology, will most likely only star Paul in its first season, with the majority of the cast having signed one-year contracts.
Westworld has, despite rather mixed reviews on its initial release, taken the TV world by storm and become arguably HBO's biggest success story since Game of Thrones. It was nominated for 21 Emmys at last year's awards, including best drama series, best actress for Evan Rachel Wood, best actors for Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris, and best supporting actress for Thandie Newton.