HBO's Dark 'Westworld' Trailer Will Improve Your Tuesday Immeasurably

Rebellious robots = good TV

When HBO halted production of upcoming sci-fi/thriller series Westworld in January, we were pretty disappointed. HBO has spearheaded the last decade's TV renaissance, and we were eager to find out what they could do with Michael Crichton's 1973 cult classic. 

Luckily, we didn't have to worry for too long. The network soon confirmed an October release date, and now they've unleashed a doom-laden trailer for us to get all sweaty palmed over.

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Created by Jonathan Nolan (brother of filmmaker Christopher) and produced by man of the moment J.J. Abrams, the show will be set in a theme park in the future where humanoids are deployed as hospitable inhabitants.

That is, until things turn nasty, and the human tourists are faced with a cyborg rebellion. 

It will feature an all-star cast including Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, and Anthony Hopkins as the theme park's ominous creator.

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"I think there may be something wrong with this world; something hiding underneath," says Evan Rachel Wood's character Dolores near the trailer's end. "These violent delights meet violent ends."

Get in a tizzy over the teaser, and catch the premiere on Sky Atlantic in October (and if you really can't wait until then, just watch the 'Itchy & Scratchy Land' The Simpsons episode. It's a pretty faithful homage of the original).