Westworld season 3 release date announced by HBO and Sky Atlantic

The season premiere will again be simulcast for US and UK audiences

Westworld

The wait for new episodes of Westworld is almost over – with HBO announcing that the third season of the hit sci-fi drama will launch in just two months’ time.

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It’ll land in the US on 15th March 2020, meaning that UK audiences will able to watch the first episode on 16th March – with the season premiere being simulcast on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.

The new season will see the return of Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Tessa Thompson and Jeffrey Wright as well as a host of new A-list additions.

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul leads the pack of those joining the show. Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne), Lena Waithe (Master of None), Scott Mescudi (also known as Kid Cudi), former American football player Marshawn Lynch, John Gallagher, Jr (The Newsroom), Michael Ealy (2 Fast 2 Furious) and Tommy Flanagan (Sons of Anarchy) will also feature.

Meanwhile, actress Katja Herbers has said she is unable to confirm whether she will return for the third season, after her character Emily died at the end of the second run.

A post-credit scene right at the end of the previous season saw Herbers return as another character – identical in appearance to Emily – named Grace.

Speaking to The Wrap, Herbers said, “I wish I could see an agent, ’cause I have no idea what I’m allowed to say.

“I think anything is really possible, because my character was copied, right?”

“I was wearing that hat. So, there’s infinite copies of me that could be brought back at any time.”

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The announced air date is almost two years after the award-winning series, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, began its second season.