Keep your eyes peeled for the main cast of HBO’s hit science fiction western drama, Westworld, right here on our shores! The filming for the new Season 3 takes place in Singapore this week, from 1st to 9th July.
According to Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, HBO kept mum on the filming details, but a local casting call made by Singapore talent agency FLY Entertainment revealed that the cast and crew will at least be here for a location shoot this week.
Yahoo also found out that the production code name for the new season is Monty’s Last Stand and that a road closure sign mentioning it says that the filming will take place along Robinson Road, between Maxwell Road and Boon Tat Street this Sunday from 6am to 2pm.
HBO’s Westworld is based on a 1973 film of the same name and its 1976 sequel Futureworld. In the story, Westworld is a technologically advanced amusement park with a Wild West theme that caters to high-paying guests and their indulgences. They can basically do anything in the park without any retaliation from the android hosts that are programmed not to harm humans.
The series is armed with plot mysteries and time hops, which brings about its maze-like complexity. And that makes Westworld a show that requires the audience to think. Even HBO Programming Chief Casey Bloys said that it’s “not for casual viewers”. Yet it is this very quality of storytelling that garnered an average of 1.5 million viewers every week, with 1.6 million for the Season 2 episode finale.
The show is created by husband and wife Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. It has a huge lineup of stars like Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ed Harries and more. Adding to that in Season 3 are Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel, Lena Waithe, Scott Mescudi and Marshawn Lynch.
And now joining them will be 6 actors from Singapore. According to the casting call posted by FLY Entertainment, the roles will be for the first and fourth episodes of Season 3 and “all scenes are with lead actors”. John Papsidera’s name is also mentioned as the casting director, which confirms he’ll be returning for this season.
The upcoming season is set to premiere next year in 2020, with a trailer already out in May. At 0:50, you can see a futuristic look of part of the familiar Singapore skyline for a couple of seconds—which we’ve mentioned before.
Besides the trailer, there’s no official word yet on what Season 3’s about. The only thing Nolan and Joy have shared is that viewers can expect more of the “real world” in Season 3. Joy said that they “already have a very strong idea” of what they want to do with the story and that they’re excited for that. Based on the previous seasons, there may be ten episodes this time as well.
Stay tuned as more info on Westworld’s Season 3 comes out.