JJ Abrams (of Star Wars and Star Trek) and Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar and Dark Knight trilogy fame) has collaborated on the futuristic series which will premiere on October 2nd to HBO audiences in the US.
The series was initially slated to release in 2015, but due to production delays, the premiere date was pushed back to 2017. Raking anticipation once more, HBO announced an earlier release date for the much-awaited series.
The series is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton sci-fi thriller which is about a rogue android in a futuristic, western-themed amusement park, where people come and indulge in their whims and fancies.
Nolan said the series will be exploring how artificial intelligence fits into the equation of the nature of life. Nolan is particularly capable of this subject, as he recently finished working on something similar in Person Of Interest.
It was earlier announced that the extras in the series were made to sign contracts giving permission to ‘genital-to-genital’ contact, giving off signals that the series will feature oodles of sexuality, just like HBO’s most popular series Game of Thrones.
The show will also feature good amounts of graphical violence, with a promise to be provocative and thrilling.
The plotline features a western themed amusement park with everything automated by robots. Now, the robots have become sentient, which could pose a deadly problem for humanity.
The series features an all-star cast with the likes of Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and Tessa Thompson.
HBO had released a chilling teaser of the series in June. In the teaser, we see the terrifying Westworld, an amusement park run by human-like robots who rises up against the humans.
Besides this, HBO has also announced that its hit series; the Game of Thornes, will come to an end after season 8.
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