In HBO’s new sci-fi thriller “Westworld” that premieres October 2, Evan Rachel Wood plays an android who discovers that her entire existence is a fabrication. While the trailer has been out for a while, HBO has now released 20 spoiler-filled images from its upcoming drama series. Click through our photo gallery above.
“Westworld” looks to be HBO’s hottest property of the 2016/2017 TV season, especially since “Game of Thrones” will be taking off that Emmy cycle. It’s based on the 1973 film of the same name, written and directed by the late Michael Crichton. Though he was best known for writing sci-fi novels like “Jurassic Park” and “The Andromeda Strain,” Crichton also won an Emmy Award for producing “ER” when it won Best Drama Series back in 1996.
Joining Wood in the cast are Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs” in 1991), who stars as the creator of the theme park at the center of “Westworld,” and four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris, who plays a mysterious entity known as the Man in Black.
Jonathan Nolan, an Oscar nominee for co-writing “Memento” (2000) with his brother Christopher Nolan, is responsible for adapting “Westworld” to HBO. Surely this kind of pedigree both on and off camera will be like catnip to Emmy voters next year.
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