Though it hit a couple of snags along the way, HBO’s upcoming remake of Westworld is now on course for an October 2nd premiere, and we couldn’t be more excited for it. Set to bring Michael Crichton’s sci-fi tale to a new audience, the show focuses on a western theme park where human-like androids begin to exhibit eerie artificial intelligence outside of their intended parameters.
With star Evan Rachel Wood promising that we have no idea what’s coming and the latest trailer managing to intrigue us with its creepy and dark tone, we’re certainly eager for the fall to roll around. And now, to whet our appetite a bit more, HBO has rolled out several new images from the show, which can be see in the gallery above.
The photos give us a good look at cast members Anthony Hopkins, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Barnes, Thandie Newton and a couple of others, allowing us to get acquainted with some of the characters before the series hits our television screens.
For more on what to expect, you can consult the official plot summary below:
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.
Westworld rolls into HBO on October 2nd, and we’ll be sure to have a full review for you in the days leading up to its premiere.