Trailer - Westworld
I think we may have the coming absence of Game of Thrones to thank for the massive and ambitious-looking Westworld. Not that I ever want to see Game of Thrones go, as it's easily my favorite show right now. I am, however, glad that it's ending on the right note instead of milking every last drop like most successful TV shows do.
Westworld is based on Michael Crichton's book about an amusement park of sorts where people pay to be inserted into a virtual wild west. Problems ensue when the androids that populate the world decide to rebel. Here's the new (mature) trailer for HBO's Westworld.
This looks to be an exceptional genre-bender with an abundance of fascinating mysteries. I'm very impressed by what they were able to put up on screen for a television show. I almost can't believe that some of these shows are made for TV, I feel like I should be watching this on the widest IMAX screen out there. Westworld looks absolutely gorgeous and even if everything else falls flat, it might just get a pass for cinematography alone.
The cast is also absolutely stacked. Westworld stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, 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.. That's a huge and most importantly, a respectable cast.
I'm excited to see how this all plays out. Of course, there's still the lingering chance that this ends up not being everything I want it to be, but from what I've seen so far, that's not likely.
Westworld comes to HBO October 2nd, 2016 at 9 PM ET/PT.