Marshawn Lynch has 'fun, pretty substantial role' in HBO's 'Westworld'

Marshawn Lynch is all about those androids, boss.

Yes, that was Lynch flashing on screen in HBO's trailer for Season 3 of the sci-fi series "Westworld," which premiered Thursday. In the trailer, the Seattle Seahawks running back walks behind actor Aaron Paul in a particularly dramatic scene about 54 seconds into the clip, sporting a T-shirt with the word "BORED" illuminated on it, along with the words "AMUSED," "ANGRY," "SAD" and "EXCITED."

But is Beast Mode a good guy or a villain? Does he have a speaking role (might he risk being fined if he doesn't talk?) or is he a silent enforcer?

HBO execs couldn't reveal too much about Lynch's role, lest the plot also be exposed, but a network spokesperson Lynch is expected to have a "fun and pretty substantial role" as he veers from his football persona.

Still, the guy who said he wants to run through, ahem, an opponent's face "over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over" again, like some, well, cyborg, should explode on the small screen.

Like he did last season when he scored three touchdowns in two playoff games for Seattle after signing in Week 17. Before then, Lynch had previously played in an NFL game for the Raiders in London on Oct. 14, 2018, when he suffered a season-ending groin injury. The Raiders did contemplate bringing Lynch back late last season with rookie Josh Jacobs banged up with a fractured shoulder, a source said, but they ultimately decided to roll with fourth-year veterans DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard and signed Rod Smith on Dec. 10.

Lynch's participation in "Westworld" was reported last summer, and he was in a clip that ran in May.

The season premiere is set for March 15.