Sports | February 21, 2020 10:03 am

HBO: Marshawn Lynch Has “Substantial Role” in New “Westworld” Season

A new trailer for the show depicts Lynch in a duster instead of a football uniform 

Marshawn Lynch Will Have "Substantial Role" on "Westworld"
Marshawn Lynch. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Marshawn Lynch has traded fighting off opposing linebackers while wearing a Seahawks uniform on the football field for warding off cyborgs in an illuminated duster on HBO.

In the new trailer for the third season of Westworld that dropped on Thursday, the 33-year-old retired running back can be seen alongside Lena Waithe as Aaron Paul leads them down a hallway.

It appears that Lynch may be some sort of bodyguard for Paul and an HBO executive did confirm to ESPN that the former All-Pro will have a “fun and pretty substantial role” on the show.

Lynch has appeared on the small screen in the past, playing himself on two episodes of The League and an episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The former Super Bowl champ also roughed it without Skittles on an episode of Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

Currently retired after coming back for a playoff run with the Seahawks last season, Lynch has 94 regular-season touchdown, more than 10,000 rushing yards, a Super Bowl win and one of the most memorable runs in NFL history on his resume.

The Westworld season premiere is set for March 15

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