A handful of eerie images have arrived as Westworld officially becomes a series.
HBO posted three images in total online -- the photo you see above of an old-fashioned water tank with the name Sweetwater on it, plus two Vine clips -- to celebrate the fact that the cable network has now given the order for the show to go into production.
Based on Michael Crichton's 1973 film about a Disney-like amusement park for adults where the android "characters" suddenly turn on the human staff and guests, the show is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."
We're hoping creator/director/writer Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar) and co-writer Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, and also Nolan's wife) haven't forgotten about the killer robots, though. Judging from one of the Vine images, they haven't: It appears to provide a quick glimpse of what appears to be a new version of the original movie's gunslinger (played by Yul Brynner then, Ed Harris now) standing over a victim as a spectral voice intones, "Some of our creatures have been misbehaving."
Both images set a creepy tone that I hope is the template for this promising series. In addition to Harris, the solid-gold cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden and Miranda Otto. Westworld will make its debut in 2015.