It’s happening, it’s actually happening! In a case of life imitating art, the production of HBO‘s new series Westworld has been as glitchy as the robots that run amok in the titular theme park, but the question is have they finally been able to work out all the bugs? Viewers will be able to judge for themselves when Westworld finally debuts this fall, and in a pretty big confidence boost for the show, HBO put its trailer on before the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones last night. But if you were otherwise occupied, or maybe just watching Game 7 of the Cavs and the Warriors, you can find the trailer posted below.

Based on the novel and 1973 movie by Michael CrichtonWestworld is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” The series is from J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, who last combined their talents on Person of Interest, another show about the development and growth of artificial intelligence. Westworld also sports an impressive cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Ben Barnes, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Jeffrey Wright.

With pedigree like that, there’s a lot riding on Westworld, and not just the millions of dollars spent on production delays and reshoots. HBO’s been kind of in a creative slump lately, and the hits they do have are getting long in the tooth, so they desperately need a hit that’s going to get viewers flocking to the channel again. And if they could also get those critical tongues wagging in praise, and hopefully some awards considerations, that would be pretty good too lest upstarts like Netflix and Amazon start eating more of their lunch. But will Westworld be that success? Stay tuned.

Westworld premieres in October on HBO.

Source: Coming Soon

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