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Here's What The Cast of HBO's 'Westworld' Looks Like

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 8, 2014 | Comments ()


The cast for HBO’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, Westworld is coming together, and I have to say that I’m actually more excited about the supporting cast than I am the two leads. Specifically, I am a huge fan of the Cardellini-esqe Shannon Woodward from Raising Hope, and the tremendous Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, who blew me away in Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules. Jeffrey Wright ain’t bad, either.

Michael Crichton’s original science fiction western-thriller was about a robot malfunction that created havoc and terror for unsuspecting vacationers at a futuristic, adult-themed amusement park. The series comes from exec producers J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, who also co-wrote the pilot (and will direct).

Here’s how the cast looks.

Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Robert Ford) — “The brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and chairman of the board of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park — and unorthodox methods of achieving it.”


Evan Rachel Wood ( Dolores Abernathy): “The quintessential farm girl of the frontier West — who is about to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie.”


Jeffrey Wright (Bernard Lowe): “The brilliant and quixotic head of the park’s Programming Division, Bernard’s keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life’s work—creating artificial people.”


Rodrigo Santoro (Harlan Bell): “Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit. He subscribes to the theory that the West is a wild place, and the only way to survive is to embrace the role of predator.”


Shannon Woodward (Elsie King): “A sardonic rising star in the Programming division, Elsie is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behaviors in the park’s hosts.”


Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice:): “A savage fighter and brutal bandit, her ruthlessness with her victims is surpassed only by her abiding loyalty to her fellow outlaws.”


Angela Sarafyan (Clementine Pennyfeather): “One of Westworld’s most popular attractions, every aspect of Clementine is perfectly beguiling, by design.”


Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore): “The narrative director of Westworld, his inspired storylines consistently delight or terrify the guests—and his artistic temperament consistently grates on his colleagues.”


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  • Damn it all, who released my picture? I was trying to keep a low profile so I could give you insider info. Well, so much for that now.

  • Uriah_Creep

    So Shannon Woodward is going to play the nerdy hacker chick who provides the comic relief?

    I might be OK with that.

  • kdm

    I love Anthony Hopkins. I could just listen to him speak all day.

  • Nadiney

    I find Evan Rachel Wood boring enough that I forgot her name after scrolling past her picture but hey Shannon Woodward!

  • logan

    Angela Sarafyan is NOT beguiling me.

    Maybe that's just a bad pic?

  • Sean

    No, she is sorta weird looking. More of a comedic actress, so this is odd casting.

  • $116023062

    HUGE +1 for Shannon Woodward LOVE but "Cardellini-esqe" ?

  • badkittyuno

    Rodrigo Santoro was Laura Linney's love interest in Love, Actually. Just to save you the IMDB search...

  • AndrewCell

    He was also Paulo of Nikki and Paulo fame in Lost, and played Xerxes in 300

  • PDamian

    He was also Xerxes in 300 and the lousy sequel. I always thought he looked like the biggest, baddest disco queen in all of Manhattan in those films.

  • Berry

    Oh, that's who he is. To quote Rachel from Friends, he's so pretty I want to cry.

    PS. The comment section for the Interview with a Vampire reboot thingy have disappeared!! I find this quite upsetting.

    PPS. I see them again.

  • dreamlife613

    Sci-fi on HBO? Yes, please! PS: may I recommend Michael Ealy? He was really good as an android on Almost Human :)

  • I'm starting to think this might actually be good. It sounds as if the androids don't know they're androids and think their world is reality--that factor could make for some very interesting episodes all by itself.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    Like some sort of running blade?
    Wonder what they'd dream of.

  • Schpida

    Silly... Everybody knows all androids dream of electric sheep.

  • Blake Shrapnel

    Gee Phil, you don't have to be such a Dick about it.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn


  • Zirza

    “Terrifying and brutal, with a dark sense of humor, Harlan is Westworld’s perennial “Most Wanted” bandit."

    Yeah, but does he take his shirt off?

  • Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Robert Ford)


  • He's no Dr., this one.

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