In a new teaser video released by HBO, several major events and the fictional world's timeline is revealed.
The timeline indicates that a "divergence" happened in Hong Kong in June 2019, marked by political unrest and then followed by the impeachment of the President of the United States.
These real-life events are then followed by a fictional vision of the world's future, with "ecological collapse" in 2020 and the assassination of the President-elect of the United States in 2024.
The timeline escalates, with an unidentified narrator speaking about a "system" that was initiated in 2039.
But that system underwent it's own "critical divergence" in 2058 — which is likely when Dolores and the other "Westworld" hosts gained consciousness, took over the park, and infiltrated the outside world.
"Westworld" returns with an eight-episode season on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
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