Evan Rachel Wood Leads a Robot Uprising in "Mature" Westworld Trailer

Monday, 29 August 2016 - 10:07AM
Westworld
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 10:07AM
Evan Rachel Wood Leads a Robot Uprising in "Mature" Westworld Trailer
Westworld has just dropped a new, "mature" trailer (although considering it's on HBO, it's fairly safe for work), which previews Evan Rachel Wood's android becoming self-aware, and possibly leading an uprising against Anthony Hopkins' mastermind park director:



The trailer shows Hopkins getting back into his creepy villain mode, as he plays the creative director who pulls all the strings at Westworld, and continually denies the humanity of the androids. Wood's Dolores originally thinks that she's a normal Western girl before she becomes self-aware, which is actually a more tragic arc than I even expected.

Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name, takes place in an "amusement park" filled with highly realistic androids that allow attendees to enact their darkest desires. It's kind of like The Purge with robots, although probably better than that, considering the HBO pedigree, the creative talent (Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan and Pushing Daisies alum Lisa Joy are showrunners while J.J. Abrams is producing), and the ridiculously star-studded cast, which also includes Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Rodrigo Santoro, and Thor: Ragnarok's Tessa Thompson.

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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.
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Westworld premieres on October 2 at 9pm on HBO.
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