The First Teaser for HBO's Westworld is Everything You Hoped it Would Be

Monday, 10 August 2015 - 10:47AM
Westworld
Monday, 10 August 2015 - 10:47AM
The First Teaser for HBO's Westworld is Everything You Hoped it Would Be
It's been more than 40 years since Michael Crichton transported us to his robotic Utopia, and although the 1973 movie has stood the test of time remarkably well, we were still incredibly excited to learn that HBO and Jonathan Nolan were bringing Westworld to the small screen. Now, the first teaser for the show has landed online, and it's better than we dared hope it would be.



While it is admittedly quite short, there's a lot to take in with this teaser. There's the brilliant Anthony Hopkins (yes, Anthony Hopkins on TV!), the sprawling Western landscapes, a brief glimpse at the creation of the park's androids and an even briefer glimpse at Ed Harris as the show's menacing 'Man in Black'.

Earlier in the year, the HBO team teased that there would be one major difference between the Westworld show and the original movie. Instead of exploring Westworld from the perspective of the park's unwitting human visitors, the HBO show will tell most of its story from the perspective of the hundreds of androids that populate the park.

Thandie Newton, Ed Harris and James Marsden are just a few of the stars who will be taking up android roles, which according to reports, will be anything but one dimensional. According to sources on the show, each time an android character is killed off they can return looking exactly the same, but possessing a completely different personality. This sheds a bit more light on why android cast members are signing multi-season deals for the show, and gives us hope that we can see Ed Harris's full range of 'scary angry man' performances.

This particular footage was first teased at last month's San Diego Comic Con, when Jonathan Nolan screened it to fans at his Person of Interest panel. After that panel, HBO released a series of promotional shots for the show. You can check those out below.







Westworld is set to premiere on HBO sometime in early 2016.
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