News From Westworld: Vincent Cassel Joins Season 3 Cast

After a less than stellar season 2 and a very long break between seasons, the next set of episodes is beginning to gear up. Aiming for a 2020 air date, HBO has a bit of work to do after the critical response to the second year and appears to be taking their sweet old time to right the ship. Now, with that out of the way, it looks like casting is finally underway. French actor and dramatic star Vincent Cassel has officially boarded the show. While they're remaining very tight lipped about who he'll be playing. We imagine that he's being brought on as a new central villain for the series. After all, that's what the actor does best. He's built a long resume that's founded on many character type roles that have definitely wandered into dark territory. 

Based on the 1973 film from the mind of Michael Crichton, HBO optioned the show a few years ago with the intent of creating a new vision for the science fiction property. Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame has also signed on for season 3 of the show.