The series premiere of Westworld is less than a week away now already. HBO has released a new video titled “Welcome to Westworld,” in which cast and crew including creators, showrunners, and executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, executive producer J.J. Abrams, and stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, and James Marsden discuss the show.
Westworld is set in a future where we’ve gone beyond virtual reality and a place exists where people can live out their every fantasy in the real world. This is made possible by robots—called Hosts in the series—who look, feel, and even think like real human beings.
In addition to the video, a brief new promo has also been released which focuses on the characters Maeve (Newton) and Dolores (Wood). Both of these videos can be viewed below.
A website has been launched, made to look like an official site for the park seen in the show. Here’s some information on the fictional park from that site, which gives you a better idea of the setting of the series:
EXOTIC. EXHILARATING. EXCLUSIVE. WELCOME TO WESTWORLD.
Experience the first vacation destination where you can live without limits. Westworld is a meticulously crafted and artfully designed park offering an unparalleled, immersive world where you have the freedom to become who you’ve always wanted to be—or who you never knew you were. Exist free of rules, laws or judgment. No impulse is taboo.
Our hosts are here to fulfill your every desire. They look forward to serving you.
THE WESTWORLD EXPERIENCE
Freedom: No judgments. No questions. Just infinite choices. We offer complete discretion.
Bliss: Fall in love, or plunge into lust. In Westworld, there are no safe words.
Thrills: This is no theme park. The action is real. The blood is real. The only person truly safe is you.
Escape: Our fully-immersive experience is always evolving to meet your needs and create a rich world where you rule.
ENTERING THE PARK
Westworld is the only vacation where you don’t have to pack a thing. The park is all inclusive, and bespoke clothing awaits you, along with everything you need to enjoy your stay. Free yourself of modern inconveniences that inhibit your ability to sever ties with the outside world. Upon booking your dates, our consultants will work with your local port authority to chart your course to the park. Bring nothing; worry about nothing.
LEAVING THE PARK
Even humans need to recalibrate — Westworld is an experience like no other and we have designed the world’s finest decompression chamber: the Mesa Gold. At the conclusion of your stay, begin the process of dipping your toe back into the real world: swap adventure stories with other guests, drink award-winning cocktails, experience food prepared by world-renowned chefs, burn off adrenaline at professional-grade athletic complexes. Even here, you can fulfill your every desire.
If you visit the website, found here, I discovered an unsettling little Easter Egg as well. Just hold down your Shift key when there. If it’s not working for you, try clicking on the actual page. If you click on your URL bar or search bar it doesn’t work.
For more on Westworld including trailers, click right here. Also starring is Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins Jr., and Luke Hemsworth.
Live without limits.
Westworld, the new HBO series, premieres 10/2 at 9PM.