Tune in to HBO tonight for the premiere of the hotly anticipated new series Westworld.
Like Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name, it is set in an advanced theme park where robot hosts are built solely to gratify the desires of the guests who have paid to visit.
However, this seemingly guilt free hedonism and indulgence does have a price and there are moral questions about the nature of autonomous intelligence – not all is well with their software either.
Unlike the movie, which followed the guests as they tried to escape the murderous robots. The new series focuses firmly on the hosts themselves as they struggle with their existence and raise questions about what it means to be alive!
Anthony Hopkins plays the designer of the park and sees it more of a self-contained world than merely a theme park.
Hopkin’s says: ” I designed every part of this place. It is is not a theme park, but an an entire world.”
Ed Harris is the Man in Black who claims to be there to set the hosts free.
The strong cast also includes Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright and Tessa Thompson.
Watch Westworld tonight at 9 PM on HBO, once you have be sure to let us know what you thought!