In case Westworld returning for a third season isn’t exciting enough, the show just added yet another heavy hitter to its cast: Aaron Paul, who won three Emmys for his role as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad, is reportedly joining the cast in season three. We’re excited and full of theories about who he might play.
According to Deadline, there are few details about Paul’s role, but rumor has it that he’ll be part of the regular cast in the new season. After the news broke on Thursday, Paul tweeted something that may give a hint about who he’ll play.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) September 13, 2018
“I feel like I’m in a dream Dolores,” Paul tweeted. “Can you wake me up from this dream?”
Paul shared the same photo and quote on Instagram, where he also wrote, “Feeling blessed and humbled to finally be able to mention this little secret of mine. Thank you Jonathan and Lisa and all of the people over at @westworldhbo for allowing me to come play in your park. See you all very soon.”
When we last saw Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) in the season two finale, she transferred her consciousness over to the body of Charlotte Hale (Tessa Thompson), making it possible for her to leave the park and letting her get to work creating hosts in the real world. Is it possible that Paul will play a new love interest for Dolores? Perhaps he’ll be one of the first hosts she creates outside the park, so he can help her in her mission.
Since the Breaking Bad series finale in 2013, Paul has been busy with new projects. He starred in Hulu’s The Path, and he’s a regular in the first series of the upcoming Apple anthology series Are You Sleeping? He’s also been voicing Todd Chavez on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman since 2014.
With the way Westworld season two ended, we were already looking forward to the recently ordered third season, but Paul’s casting makes it that much better. Until we know more about his role, we’ll have to keep theorizing — but we know we may still be off the mark. Showrunner Jonathan Nolan told The Hollywood Reporter in August that season three will be a “radical shift.” We’re so ready.