Rogue‘s Thandie Newton is putting down roots in Westworld, HBO’s sci-fi drama pilot from exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, and exec producers/writers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, TVLine has learned.
She will play Maeve Millay, a beautiful and razor-sharp madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged.
Coincidentally, Newton’s casting comes just days after DirecTV renewed Rogue for two more seasons. If Westworld gets ordered to series, the actress will (somehow) juggle both shows.
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, Westworld revolves around a futuristic theme park where robots go berserk and attack the guests.
As previously reported, Anthony Hopkins stars as Dr. Robert Ford, the park’s head honcho who has “unorthodox methods” of bringing his visions to life. The enviable cast also includes James Marsden, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.