HBO releases new trailer for sci-fi psychological thriller Westworld

By ·August 29, 2016 12:09 pm

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s film of the same name, HBO’s Westworld is a 10 episode sci-fi psychological thriller about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, Memento, The Prestige, Person of Interest) serves as writer, director, and producer for the series, which is set to debut on the network this fall. The adaptation appears to be an entirely new take on the original story, told from the POV of the A.I. instead of the park visitors. The network have released two versions of the new trailer, a standard version and a mature version. Watch for yourself as the new footage delves into a mind-bending sci-fi meets period drama meets action-adventure, with elements of the philosophical and psychological.

Westworld is described by the network as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.”

View the new Westworld trailer below:

View the mature version of the trailer here:

The cast of the 10-episode series includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr. The series is executive produced, written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, executive produced and written by Lisa Joy. Additionally, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk also serve as executive producers.

Westworld premieres on HBO Sunday, October 2nd.

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Written by Jennifer Izykowski

TV and Film Writer

Jennifer is currently a stay at home mother residing in the Adirondacks region of upstate New York with a background in management and 10 years of experience in entertainment retail. At present, she is training to be a care provider for the elderly and disabled.

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