Westworld Gets Series Order at HBO

Westworld Series Order HBO

HBO has bought a season pass to Westworld.

The premium cabler is moving forward with its adaptation of the 1973 Michael Crichton film. The network announced the series order Monday via Twitter and Vine.

As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins will star as Dr. Robert Ford, the head of a futuristic theme park where robots go crazy and attack the guests. James Marsden, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Miranda Otto will co-star.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the amusement park’s androids — played by Marsden, Newton and Wood — can die and return with new personas, which means the actors can play several characters.

Westworld‘s creative team includes exec producers/writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.

Westworld‘s premiere is slated for sometime in 2015.

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17 Comments
  1. Moment says:

    I’m really looking forward to this, it has a great team behind it and a good cast. I hope it does well for HBO.

  2. Teag says:

    Finally! Not that there was any doubt, it has a great cast.

    • Wordsmith says:

      Yeah, it would really have been more shocking if they HADN’T picked it up, given the embarrassment of riches on both sides of the camera.
      Still, great to hear, and excited to see the results!

  3. alistaircrane says:

    This sounds interesting. I suppose I should finally watch the movie. Should I watch the sequels and the original tv series?

    • Mary Ann says:

      You definitely should watch the original movie. The sequel not so much. I don’t remember a TV show, so if there was one, it didn’t last very long.

  4. DanielleZ says:

    With that cast and creative team, and the fact it’s on HBO, I’m in.

  5. Kevin in CT says:

    Who’s playing the Yul Brynner role?

  6. GNI Staff says:

    Reblogged this on Global News Insider.

  7. webly3 says:

    This seems really weird, but I will definitely try it out.

  8. Steven says:

    Amazing cast. I’m definitely in.

  9. Dan G. says:

    The 1973 film was, in it’s day, a truly chilling experience. The roles by Yul Brynner and Richard Benjamin still stand out with me I just wonder how they can build a weekly show out of it… should be interesting.

  10. Jared says:

    Never heard of the film but the concept sounds really cool and obviously the cast is an amazing group of actors. Ill definitely be checking this out.

  11. John Moshier says:

    great movie looks like a great cast

  12. Brigid says:

    Never saw the movie but that might be because I was born in that year. lol I will be watching this show as it’s right up my alley and the cast is amazing!

  13. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Wait, wasn’t this a Simpsons episode? “Hey, Marge, I think this one is coming on to me. Yoo hoo, Mr. Robot!”