‘Westworld’ Trailer: Are We Very Old Friends?

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Last week, we brought you a new batch of images from HBO’s upcoming original series Westworld, inspired by the 1973 sci-fi classic directed by Michael Crichton. And just in case those photos weren’t enough to whet your appetite, the network has just offered up a brand new trailer for the series.

Check out the new Westworld trailer below.

Thanks to the accompanying piece by Entertainment Weekly (who debuted the trailer), we have a bit more information about the robotic inhabitants of the fictional Western theme park. The sweet, naive Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) is actually the oldest “host” in the park – she’s been repeatedly repaired and reprogrammed to forget her past experiences.

She and her fellow park residents were creating with one objective in mind: “to gratify the desires of people who pay to visit your world.” But it seems like something is starting to go wrong, and the “hosts” are beginning to think for themselves – perhaps with a bit of encouragement from a mysterious cowboy figure (Ed Harris).

Westworld will premiere on Sunday, October 2, exclusively on HBO.

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.

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