HBO's Westworld to Resume Production Next Month

Friday, 26 February 2016 - 1:16PM
Westworld
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 1:16PM
HBO's Westworld to Resume Production Next Month
Westworld is one of the most highly anticipated sci-fi adaptations in the works right now, especially since it has the benefit of an HBO budget and a ridiculously star-studded cast, so fans were understandably worried and disappointed when it experienced some delays and finally shut down production altogether last month. But now we can all breathe a little easier, because according to star Jeffrey Wright, the series will start filming again on March 21.



Hopefully the vote change thing is a joke, as a person's vote for President probably shouldn't be based on the production date of a new show, no matter how good it is. But this is still good news, and it may mean that the series is still on track for a summer release, especially since the shutdown was reportedly meant to allow the writers to get ahead on the final four episodes. 

Shortly before the shutdown, executive producer J.J. Abrams told Collider that Westworld would get a summer 2016 release, and praised the writing of co-creators Jonathan Nolan, best known for his work on the Dark Knight series and Interstellar, and Lisa Joy, who previously worked on Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies. 

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"I was a fan of the original [movie], and I can't wait for you to see what Jonathan [Nolan] and Lisa [Joy] are doing with this one. It's something worth waiting for. It's going to be great."
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Described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," Westworld takes place in a futuristic theme park populated by lifelike androids that allows customers to enact their deepest, darkest desires. In addition to Wright, the series will star Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro, and Tessa Thompson.
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