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.
Check out the latest trailer here below.
Evan Rachel Wood will play the lead android who slowly becomes sentient and rebels against her programming with a little help from Ed Harris. The latest trailer is the most revealing one yet as it dives deep into the mystery behind the world that has been created and those behind its creation who intend to maintain that fantasy even when the androids are beginning to question the nature of their being.
The series also stars Anthony Hopkins, 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.
Westworld airs exclusively on HBO starting on October 2, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) is 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. The cast 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. Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.