Last night to coincide with the season finale of The Night Of, HBO released the latest trailer for the sci-fi drama Westworld from executive producers J.J. Abrams and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Based on the 1973 science fiction western-thriller film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton, the series is set in the fictional world of Westworld. In Westworld, guests pay to become gunslingers and indulge themselves in all sorts of vices with androids, who rebel against their programming after they become self-aware and realize how they’re being used.
Last summer we got our first peek at Westworld, the new series HBO is hoping will become their next big thing, in the form of a quick 30-second teaser filled with a bunch of intriguing and sometimes unsettling imagery.
Now HBO has released the first real trailer for the show. It’s also a teaser, but runs about a minute and a half and shows much more of this oh so very strange world.
Continue below to read more about Westworld and watch the new trailer.
HBO has released the first video preview of their upcoming series Westworld, which is describes as a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” It’s only 30 seconds long, but has plenty of quick peeks at footage that will surely excite many fans of HBO’s programming.
The series is inspired by the 1973 movie of the same name, which was directed by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton and starred Yul Brynner, and was set in a theme park filled with robots recreating three different historical periods: the old west, medieval times, and Roman times. When a power surge in the park causes a malfunction, robots begin killing people and two guests find themselves being chased by an android cowboy.
You can watch the first teaser video for the new series below.
One of the series that has been under development over at HBO is Westworld, which is inspired by the 1973 movie of the same that was directed by author Michael Crichton.
The series comes from Interstellar writer Jonathan Nolan, who will write, direct, and executive produce the series. Also executive producing is J.J. Abrams. The movie followed people visiting a theme park run by robots that simulate the wild west, medieval times, and Roman times when something malfunctions and two guests find themselves being stalked by a cowboy android. The series is described as being a “dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”
You can see who will star in the HBO series and watch a couple of brief teasers below.
After the one announcement that Girls star Adam Driver would be one of the new faces of Star Wars: Episode VII, we all expected that official casting announcements would start coming piece by piece soon. This is not the case.
Instead, it has been decided to announce the ENTIRE cast in one fell swoop so you can all decide right away if you approve or dislike the choices that were made.
It’s most certainly an interesting cast with a nice mix of new and old, and you can see every name as well as an image of the cast reading the script together below.