In the series, which premieres in 2016, Anthony Hopkins plays the brilliant creative director of Westworld, a futuristic Wild West theme park populated by artificial people. HBO aired a tease for "Westworld" before the "True Detective" Season 2 finale.
Here it is:
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's lifelike robots can be killed off and return with completely different personas, allowing actors to play many characters. THR also noted that an extended trailer of "Westworld" aired at the TCAs, with HBO programming president Michael Lombardo sharing more teases:
What do you think of "Westworld" so far?
[With] the film ... you were very invested in one particular group of humans that were enjoying the park and their experience with the robots. This is not that. This is very much told from the POV of the robots. The corporate world's as dimensionalized as the park. And I think the visitors to the park are really not the primary focus of our show at all. So again, without giving more than that away, I think all I can say is only one character that you saw in the clip is a visitor to the park. And yeah, it resembles the film in name and in spirit and but really is, I think, otherwise not much of a reference point."
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