Travel into a world like no other. Once again, Michael Crichton's fantasy vacation destination Westworld has been adapted for the screen, only this time, it is arriving as a thrilling new show for HBO. Set to premiere in 2016, HBO is excited to share a first look at this promising drama series. The sneak peek aired just prior to the Season 2 finale of True Detective.
Westworld is a one-hour drama, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Simon Quarterman and Angela Sarafyan. This new show is inspired by the motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton.
Production companies behind Westworld are Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan is working alongside executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk; co-executive producer, Kathy Lingg; producer, Athena Wickham; and co-producer, Susie Ekins.
The show is based on the 1973 sci-fi film Westworld, which centers on an amusement park where visitors can live out their wildest fantasies, with the help of androids. Anthony Hopkins is playing Yul Brynner's role from the film, the eccentric park owner. Lisa Joy has revealed that the series is a mix of the sci-fi and Western genres, while Jonathan Nolan added that Westworld is a place where anything can happen.
"It's a place where you can be whoever you want, and there are no consequences - no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld. What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f---ed up television series. The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you, that is exactly what the show is about."
Westworld doesn't have a set premiere date just yet, but we're sure to learn more as HBO gears up for 2016, one of the biggest year's yet for the pay cable destination. You can keep up with Westworld by visiting the official Facebook and Twitter. Take a look at this first sneak peek, then be sure to check back soon as we learn more about this enthralling fantasy drama.