Our own Haleigh Foutch is covering all things TCA 2016 today, including lots of news out of the HBO portion of the event. We’ve already brought you confirmation that the eighth season of the network’s ratings spectacular Game of Thrones will be its final run. But as HBO prepares to close the books on one of their most successful series in history, it also hopes a new one might replicate that success. Enter, Westworld.
From series creators Jonathan and Lisa Joy Nolan, this adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film about a future-set theme park populated by artificial beings, Westworld will now officially debut on Sunday, October 2nd at 9pm on the premium network. Book your tickets now!
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson,Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, and Clifton Collins, Jr., some of whom you can see below in new images from the HBO series.
Here’s the official synopsis for Westworld:
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.
For more on Westworld, be sure to check out some of our most recent coverage:
- Ellen Page & Evan Rachel Wood on Surviving the Apocalypse in ‘Into the Forest’
- ‘Westworld’ Showrunners Explain How They’re Turning the Original on Its Head
- ‘Westworld’: Evan Rachel Wood Says HBO Series Is “More of a Revolution Than a TV Show”
- ‘Westworld’ Trailer Unveils Cowboys & Robots in HBO’s Dark Sci-Fi Series
- ‘Westworld’ Confirmed to Debut on HBO This Fall