With the premiere of HBO’s ‘Westworld‘ less than 2 weeks away, promotion and hype for the show are looming large, especially for those seeing the impending ending (in 2 years I suppose) of ‘Game of Thrones‘ and wondering if ‘Westworld’ could potentially be the show to take the place of the tale of Westeros. Anyways, in light of the promotion blitz going on, there have been many new videos released to get fans excited for ‘Westworld,’ the latest of which are another 30 second promo setting the stage for the revolt of the androids of ‘Westworld,’ and then a 2 minute behind the scenes featurette featuring a lot of footage from the show, and interviews from creative forces JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, who help shed light on what they are trying to accomplish with the show. As JJ Abrams states in the video:
“When you open it up, there are these great emotional questions talking about our greatest fears, our greatest passions, and how we behave when those are challenged.”
And according to Jonathan Nolan:
“We were interested in a moment in which humans are able to create their own realities, and control them and populate them and interact with them however they choose…What happens to a place where you live without limits, supposedly consequence-free?”
Check out the trailer and featurette for yourself below, and then feel free to share your own thoughts, theories and feelings on the new show in the comments section!
And here’s the official HBO 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.
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