It was short, but Sunday night TV viewers still felt the excitement upon watching a teaser for HBO’s upcoming drama “Westworld.” A 30-second glimpse of the series, inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie, was shown as a lead-in for the season finale of “True Detective.”
HBO had ordered the series last November.
“Westworld” is set in a world where Western meets science fiction. It is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” A voice can be heard asking Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores, “Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?”
HBO president Michael Lombardo told IGN last month that the story is told using the point of view of the robots. “The corporate world’s as dimensionalized as the park. And I think the visitors to the park are really not the primary focus of our show at all. So again, without giving more than that away, I think all I can say is only one character that you saw in the clip is a visitor to the park. And yeah, it resembles the film in name and in spirit and but really is, I think, otherwise not much of a reference point.”
The star-studded cast looks to create another “Game of Thrones” out of the series. Accompanying Wood in this harrowing journey include Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman.
Producers of the show are J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films. Executive producers are Jonathan and Lisa Nolan.
“Westworld” will satisfy viewers’ curiosity come 2016.
Watch the teaser here.