Judging by this trailer, the next episode of Westworld is going to have a lot of action. Explosions, chases, gunfights, and more are all teased here. Also teased: more backstory into Serac, the new villainous character played by Vincent Cassel. On top of all that, it looks like Aaron Paul’s Caleb is going to start questioning his allegiance with Dolores.Westworld Season 3 Episode 5 Trailer
Are you still sticking with Westworld? I am – but that’s because I have to write about it. But if I’m being honest, were I not writing about this season, I might just give up on the show at this point. I don’t think the series is bad, I’ve just lost the interest I once had. This season is trying very hard to take the show in a different direction, and while some of the results have been promising, the series still falls back on old, bad habits.
But this is a cool trailer! It’s very ominous, and loaded with action. It also suggests we’re going to learn a lot more about Serac, a character who has remained mostly cloaked in mystery. We know he’s bad – he murdered a dude in the most recent episode – and we know he’s rich. We also know he wants what’s in Dolores’ head. But beyond that, we still don’t know what his real deal is. The footage here hints at flashbacks to the young Serac – who we glimpsed in a quick flashback moment in the most recent episode.
For more insight into the upcoming episode, let’s turn to the official synopsis, shall we? Those are always helpful!
Season 3, episode 5: “Genre” Debut date: SUNDAY, APRIL 12 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT Just say no. Written by Karrie Crouse & Jonathan Nolan; directed by Anna Foerster.
Oh, right, these are always deliberately vague and tell us nothing. I forgot.
One other interesting detail, at least based on this trailer: it looks like Caleb is already questioning his partnership with Dolores. It seems way too soon for that to be happening – they just teamed-up – but maybe Dolores does something really bad in the next episode. We shall see.
Although “The L Word: Generation Q” may have tried desperately to speak to a “new generation” of queer women and non-binary folks, fresher creative voices quickly rose to the top in its place. Though people still watched. Showtime’s “Work in Progress” was the best queer comedy of the year, Netflix’s “Feel Good” was an unexpected delight, and “Vida” is returning just in time for queer audiences to catch up on the best show about queer women of color on TV. Yet another contender released a promising first trailer today: “Betty” is a stylish and youthful portrait of Brooklyn teen skaters that already appears extremely queer.
The six-part half-hour arrives on HBO from filmmaker Crystal Moselle, who quickly made waves in 2015 with her her riveting documentary hybrid “The Wolfpack.” “Betty” is adapted from her second feature, the similarly hybridized “Skate Kitchen,” which followed a group of teenage girl skaters in New York City. The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews and was released by Magnolia Pictures that year.
In his B+ review of “Skate Kitchen” out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote: “The streetwise alternative to ‘Girls,’ the movie weaves together such a complete vision of its subjects that the rest of the world barely exists. Of course, there's a long-standing precedent to capturing this subculture — ‘Kids’ did it, with more adventurous storytelling twists, more than 20 years ago — but Moselle's subjects hold their own with the surprising ability to clarify their emotions through the cathartic process of hanging out.”
“Betty” features many of the film’s original stars, most of whom had not acted before, including Kabrina Adams, Dede Lovelace, Nina Moran, Rachelle Vinberg, and Ajani Russell. All accomplished skaters in their own right, the first trailer shows the charismatic crew navigating various crushes and friendship trials with compelling panache and humor.
“Betty” is directed, co-written, and executive produced by Moselle. Lesley Arfin and Patricia Breen are also co-writers. Arfin, who also EPs, is a comedy writer best known for co-creating the Netflix series “Love” with Judd Apatow and Paul Rust.
HBO will release “Betty” beginning May 1 at 11 pm ET. Check out the exciting first trailer below: