HBO's Westworld has added six more cast members, including Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Rodrigo Santoro (Lost), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Angela Sarafyan (Repo Chick) and Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hercules).
The sci-fi drama is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk, with writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. It is inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton novel of the same name, which was adapted into the 1973 box office hit Westworld. That movie also spawned its own 1980 TV series Beyond Westworld.
The story follows a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and start killing off tourists. Anthony Hopkins previously signed on as the lead, Dr. Robert Ford, who heads the park using 'unorthodox methods' to bring his killer androids to life. Evan Rachel Wood is the second lead, starring as Dolores Abernathy, a kindhearted farm girl from the Midwest who finds more than she bargained for after entering Westworld.
Here is the character breakdown for the recently added cast members:
Jeffrey Wright | Bernard Lowe: The brilliant and quixotic head of the park's Programming Division, Bernard's keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life's work: creating artificial people.
Rodrigo Santoro | Harlan Bell: Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld's perennial "Most Wanted" bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.
Shannon Woodward | Elsie King: A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park's hosts.
Ingrid Bolsø Berdal | Armistice: A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.
Angela Sarafyan | Clementine Pennyfeather: One of Westworld's most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.
Simon Quarterman | Lee Sizemore: The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests - and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.
HBO's Westworld does not yet have a premiere date set. Expect to see it sometime in 2015.