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Here's Your First Look at 'Westworld,' the Sci-Fi Western HBO Hopes Will Be the Next 'Game of Thrones'

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 9, 2015 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | August 9, 2015 |

Here’s your first official look at HBO’s adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film, Westworld, starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, as well as a phenomenal supporting cast that includes the Cardellini-esqe Shannon Woodward from Raising Hope, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, and the tremendous Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, who blew us 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 and directed the pilot.

The series will debut in 2016, and HBO is no doubt hoping that it will fill the void eventually left by Game of Thrones when it ends its run in 2018.

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