“Westworld,” the HBO’s upcoming sci-fiction series based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film, has dropped its latest trailer, and it appears to have more sex and kink than even the Fifty Shades Darker trailer. The series premieres on October 2 and is being pitched as a worthy replacement for the “Game of Thrones.”
The mega budget HBO series from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan follows the developments that take place in and around a futuristic theme park for the wealthy to experience their wild west fantasies. According to the network’s official description of the show, “Westworld” is “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”
The story spans around a group of people in a futuristic theme park that is managed by artificial intelligence. Initially, everything seems normal, but as the story progresses it appears there is more to it, the Polygon reported.
The trailer, titled “Dreams,” focuses on some of the members of the theme park, including Dolores Abernathy played by Evan Rachel Woods and Teddy Flood played by James Marsden. The trailer shows the characters realizing how the world they have been inhabiting actually works, with Dolores discovering she is actually a robotic ‘host’ designed for the entertainment of the rich theme park visitors.
“Westworld,” like the original film, plays on the fears that harbor for the constantly evolving technology. There are robot-wranglers, the rich guests, and the AI hosts. There are also brothels filled with lady-bots for the men who visit the amusement park. Dolores, however, is a non-brothel bot and although she looks young, she is the oldest AI host in the park.
Anthony Hopkins plays the role of Dr. Robert Ford, who is the creator of the robots, the Guardian reported.
The foundation for the show’s finale which would happen several years down the line has been laid in the very first season.
“It wasn’t about getting the first 10 [episodes] done, it was about mapping out what the next 5 or 6 years are going to be,” Marsden was quoted as saying by the EW. “We wanted everything in line so that when the very last episode airs and we have our show finale, five or seven years down the line, we knew how it was going to end the first season – that’s the way Jonah and [executive producer J.J. Abrams] operate.”
He added, “They’re making sure all the ducks are in the row. And it’s a testament to Jonah and Lisa and HBO that we got them right, especially the last three scripts. They could have rushed them and get spread too thin. They got them right, and when they were right, we went and shot them.”