Westworld fans get excited now, because Dolores Abernathy, Bernard Lowe, and more of your favorite characters are returning for a third season on Sunday, March 15, 2020. The third installment of the HBO original television series comes armed with eight brand new episodes and an impressive cast roster.
How to watch Westworld Season 3
The third season of Westworld will be available through HBO and several streaming providers that enable access to the network’s content as an add-on service. These streaming services include:
Amazon Prime Video will stream Westworld Season 3 via its HBO add-on service. This costs $15/mo., on top of the $8.99/mo. Prime Video fee. Prime Video offers a 30-day free trial, which, if timed correctly, could get viewers four episodes of the new season for free. It also allows subscribers to watch two simultaneous streams.
AT&T TV Now will provide access to Westworld‘s third season as HBO is included in its live TV streaming packages, which begin at $65/mo. These come with a seven-day free trial and two simultaneous streams.
HBO Now is the place to go to stream Westworld directly from the network itself. A subscription costs $14.99/mo. The HBO Now app is available for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, streaming devices like Android TV, Apple TV and Roku, and gaming consoles such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. HBO content is available on-demand, and the service provides subscribers with three simultaneous streams.
Hulu subscribers can enjoy access to the latest Westworld episodes through the streaming provider’s HBO add-on. HBO costs $14.99/mo. on top of Hulu’s regular $5.99/mo. fee. The service offers new customers a 30-day free trial and 2 simultaneous streams.
Sling TV will stream new episodes of Westworld Season 3 as HBO is available as an add-on through the provider. The service costs $14.99/mo. on top of the monthly Sling subscription fee, which is available from $30/mo. — the first month is only $20. The streaming provider’s packages start with 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage and 3 simultaneous streams.
What is Westworld?
Westworld is a science fiction TV series based on the 1973 movie of the same name and its 1976 sequel Futureworld, both of which were written by Jurassic Park creator Michael Crichton. The show is set in a Wild West-themed amusement park that is home to human-like androids known as “hosts.” The park, which is one of six owned by the Delos Inc. firm, enables visitors to indulge in their wildest fantasies without fear of retribution or retaliation as hosts are prevented from hurting humans.
The TV series was created for HBO by husband and wife duo Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and includes J.J. Abrams and Jerry Weintraub among its executive producers. It has a star-studded cast led by Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright. It also features fellow Hollywood stars James Marsden, Liam Hemsworth, and Thandie Newton.
The show’s debut season is the most-watched of any HBO original with an average of 12 million viewers and has earned rave reviews from critics. It has also been nominated for four Golden Globes, won a total of 47 awards, and been nominated for 154 more.
How did Westworld Season 2 finish?
Westworld is renowned as a show that throws up unexpected storylines and all manner of time-bending. But the finale to its second season saw the show’s writers outdo themselves with all manner of plot twists and turns.
Several hosts have been killed and rebuilt and more have escaped, while human characters have been killed yet seem to have a door left open for them to return in season three. Add to that a storyline in which the main character, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), pretends to be another person entirely, and it’s easy to get lost in the chaos.
The season ends with Dolores telling Bernard (Jeffrey Wright), head of programming for Delos and a secret host, that A.I.-kind needs them both if it’s to have a chance of obtaining freedom, only for the latter to exit for the “real world” as the credits rolled. Dolores escaped the Westworld park and took the programming units for several of her robotic companions, including Bernard, with her. And in an after-credits scene, the Man In Black (Ed Harris) encounters his daughter, who he thought he’d murdered, apparently alive and well.
What to expect from Westworld Season 3
The open ending to the second season means it’s difficult to know what to expect when Westworld picks up once again. However, creators have said the new series will be easier to follow and less complex. One thing we do know is that Dr. Robert Ford, co-founder and director of the park, won’t be making an appearance — Anthony Hopkins, who plays Ford, is not listed among the cast members. However, there are some big-name actors joining the cast for the third season. These include Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassell, of Jason Bourne and Ocean’s Twelve fame, rapper Kid Cudi, and Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch — so expect plenty of interesting new characters to join the fold as the new season plays out.
The final cut
Excitement is building for the return of one of HBO’s biggest and most popular original shows, Westworld — the third season kicks off on Sunday, March 15. Judging by the last season’s chaotic finale, the new series should begin with a bang, and there’s plenty of intriguing new acting talent joining an already star-studded cast. Cord cutters can catch all the thrills and spills as soon as new episodes air through several live TV and video streaming services like HBO Now, Hulu, and AT&T TV Now. With free trials offered for most services streaming Westworld, stagger them out week by week.
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