Two weeks from today, HBO will debut their highly-anticipated series Westworld, and to get fans ready, the network has released two new videos. The first video is a 30-second trailer that teases Ed Harris' The Gunslinger, who tells Evan Rachel Wood's character that she has been a prisoner, and he's here to set her free. The second video is a two-minute preview where series creator Jonathan Nolan adds some insight into this highly-anticipated series.
Jonathan Nolan, the brother of Christopher Nolan and creator of Person of Interest, co-created this new show with his wife Lisa Joy, revealing in this YouTube video that the show is a "full boat Westrn" mixed with a sci-fi series. We also hear from J.J. Abrams, who serves as an executive producer and reveals that this show explores how people behave when their greatest fears and emotions are challenged. We also hear from stars such as Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood.
This new series is based on the 1973 movie written and directed by famed author Michael Crichton. It is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. It explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. These appetites can be indulged at a massive resort, which features recreations of different time periods where patrons can experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots.
Westworld features a stellar ensemble cast that 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 show was first given a pilot order back in 2013, and although it has faced numerous delays, they could be beneficial. We reported last week that the lengthy delays enabled the creators to map out the next five years of the show and more.
We reported last year revealed that Westworld extras were required to perform explicit sex acts. We'll have to wait and see if the show will be as controversial as another HBO hit show, Game of Thrones, which often features graphic sex, rape, incest and other controversial acts. Take a look at the new previews for Westworld to get ready for the October 2 premiere.