J.J. Abrams goes behind the series of HBO's Westworld in fascinating new footage

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Sep 19, 2016

We’re just a few weeks away from the debut of HBO’s Westworld, and some new footage goes behind the scenes of the ambitious sci-fi series with the genre legends bringing it to life.

The network has dropped a new featurette featuring interviews with producers J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and several cast members. The footage goes behind the scenes of the western/sci-fi world, and dig into the story of morality and personal discovery they’ll be telling through this lens. The footage does a great job of setting the vibe, though the exact story and narrative itself remains a mystery.

Along with the featurette, HBO also dropped a short, atmospheric trailer that includes some fresh footage of Westworld itself.

Westworld premieres October 2 on HBO.


Here’s the show’s official synopsis:

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android “hosts” – top programmer Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher’s daughter named Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (James Marsden) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (Ed Harris) and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

Do you plan on checking this one out?

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