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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