With the second season of True Detective wrapped up, HBO needed to tease fans with a new series. They did just that Sunday night with a 30-second teaser for the 2016 series Westworld.
J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Bryan Burk are the executive producers on the project based on Michael Crichton’s book/film Westworld. Crichton wrote and directed the 1973 film, which starred James Brolin and Yul Brynner as the murderous gunfighter. Westworld also spawned a sequel, Futureworld, starring Peter Fonda. It was less well received. Nolan is the creator for the HBO series.
Described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,” the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld.
Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Rodrigo Santoro, Thandie Newton, and Ed Harris.