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HBO Sci-Fi Western TV Series Westworld Gets Official Release Date

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TV Series Westworld The Latest TV Project From JJ Abrams

After an incredible teaser and long months of speculation, we finally have new information and a release date for the anticipated HBO TV series Westworld, an adaptation of sci-fi master Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. The 10 episode series is being co-written by Jonathan Nolan (co-writer of The Prestige, The Dark Knight and Interstellar with brother Christopher Nolan) and Lisa Joy, and they will be joined by JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk as producers.

A remake of Westworld has been in talks since the 90s, but nothing materialized until 2013 when HBO ordered a pilot for the show. It then suffered through a series of delays (leading many to believe we may not see it until 2017 at the earliest), but according to HBO, we’ll see it as part of their fall lineup this year. While we still don’t know the exact date of its premiere, it’s great to know we can look forward to enjoying some gun-slinging robot action soon.

Here is the official synopsis:

The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (10 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.

Teaser image for HBO TV series Westworld

The show boasts quite an impressive cast, including Anthony Hopkins (Thor, Silence of the Lambs), Ed Harris (The Abyss, Apollo 13), Evan Rachel Wood (S1m0ne), James Marsden (X-Men, X2), Thandie Newton (2012, The Chronicles of Riddick), Jeffrey Wright (Source Code), and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Pacific Rim, Transcendence).

Were you a fan of the original movie? Are you excited about this upcoming show?

And answer our question correctly… Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?

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