Welcome to Sweetwater, Aaron Paul! The “Breaking Bad” alum has been cast on Season 3 of “Westworld,” a person with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.
Currently no word on who Paul will play when Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series returns to HBO. There is also no word on when the show itself will return.
The sophomore installment — led by Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton — wrapped in June with a finale that saw lower Nielsen numbers than its premiere.
Paul led and produced the Hulu series “The Path” for its three-season run and is currently shooting the upcoming Apple drama “Are You Sleeping” opposite Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Kaplan. He recently starred in “American Woman” opposite Sienna Miller, which just premiered at TIFF. He will next be seen starring opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead in “The Parts You Lose,” from director Chris Cantwell.
Based on the film of the same name written by Michael Crichton, “Westworld” was created by husband and wife producing team Nolan and Joy. The two act as showrunners and executive produce with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. The series is produced by Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Paul is represented by United Talent Agency.