We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of HBO’s Westworld, and some new footage goes behind the scenes of the ambitious sci-fi series with the genre legends bringing it to life.
The network has dropped a new featurette featuring interviews with producers J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and several cast members. The footage goes behind the scenes of the western/sci-fi world, and dig into the story of morality and personal discovery they’ll be telling through this lens. The footage does a great job of setting the vibe, though the exact story and narrative itself remains a mystery.
Along with the featurette, HBO also dropped a short, atmospheric trailer that includes some fresh footage of Westworld itself.
Westworld premieres October 2 on HBO.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android “hosts” – top programmer Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher’s daughter named Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (James Marsden) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (Ed Harris) and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.
Do you plan on checking this one out?