Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 feature film, EW has the first look at HBO’s “Westworld,” a drama is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
Ed Harris stars with Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Kyle Bornheimer and more.
It hails from The Dark Knight and Interstellar co-writer Jonathan Nolan, who spoke with EW about the series.
“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld.”
“What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f–ked-up television series,” he added. “The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you—that is exactly what the show is about.”
As previously reported by Variety and THR, The Box‘s James Marsden is set to play Teddy Flood, a mysterious new arrival to a small frontier town. Teddy quickly proves both his charm — and his talent with a revolver — while his pursuit of a local beauty launches him on a dark odyssey. Harris will star as ‘The Man in Black’, described as the distillation of pure villainy into one man.