Most of the early footage we’ve seen from HBO’s Westworld has set the eerie, near-future mood — but the latest trailer trades creepiness for sheer terror.
The trailer is framed around Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), whose regular day turns into an interview with Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins). It only gets weirder from there, with shootings, scalpings and stabbings. Oh, and also some NSFW love-making. This show looks big, weird, ambitious and terrifying — and we’re even more excited to see what they’re cooking up now.
J.J. Abrams has promised this reboot will delve into everything from what it means to be human to the blurry line between AI and consciousness. Despite some delays in production, the finished project looks to be coming together swimmingly. The producers say they used that extra development time to map out the next few years of the series, so assuming it’s as good as it looks, there should be a lot more to come.
Westworld premieres Oct. 2 on HBO.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: