‘Westworld’ Season 3 Finally Gets Premiere Date From HBO

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Unfreeze all motor functions: HBO has finally set the premiere date for “Westworld” Season 3.

The pay TV channel revealed via a promo on Sunday, which you can view above, that the third season of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s sci-fi series will premiere March 15 at 9/8c — almost a full two years after Season 2 launched in April 2018. As TheWrap exclusively reported, Season 3 will consist of eight episodes, making it shorter than the first two.

Returning cast members for Season 3 include Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Ed Harris as Man in Black, Jeffrey Wright as Bernard, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore and Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton.

Newcomers for the third installment include Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad,” “Bojack Horseman”), Vincent Cassel (“Black Swan”), Lena Waithe (HBO’s “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “Master of None”), Scott Mescudi (HBO’s upcoming “We Are Who We Are”), Marshawn Lynch (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), John Gallagher Jr. (HBO’s “The Newsroom” and “Olive Kitteridge”), Michael Ealy (“Stumptown”) and Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy”).

“Westworld” was created by Nolan and Joy, who executive produce along with J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Richard J. Lewis, Ben Stephenson, and Denise Thé.

The series, based on the film written by Michael Crichton, hails from Nolan and Joy’s Kilter Films and Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Westworld” Season 3 premieres March 15 at 9/8c on HBO.