Nearly a year and a half after ordering the pilot episode, HBO has issued a series order for the sci-fi series Westworld, which will debut sometime in 2015 on the cable network.
Westworld is described by HBO as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." The series is based on the 1973 feature film Westworld, which took place at an amusement park where patrons could live out their fantasies with the help of android robots, although a malfunction causes the robots to start hunting down the human guests.
The confirmed cast for the one-hour drama includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman.
Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar) co-wrote the pilot script with Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), with the writers serving as executive producers alongside J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.
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