HBO’s ‘Westworld’ Eyes New Teaser With Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’
HBO’s Westworld adaptation has equal parts anxiety and anticipation in the wake of its various hiccups, but with a fall premiere slowly forming, might a new teaser allay concerns? We’ll find out this Sunday, as the second official Westworld teaser trailer drops just ahead of Game of Thrones’ big “Battle of the Bastards.” See the first footage right now!
Ahead of the weekend, HBO confirmed that a new Westworld teaser trailer will debut this Sunday, June 19 at 8:58 P.M., just ahead of Game of Thrones Season 6's penultimate outing “Battle of the Bastards.” Just for good measure, here’s a glimpse of the new footage, while IGN has a detailed breakdown of a longer trailer screened recently:
Bad Robot’s Westworld remakes the 1973 tale as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Person of Interest creator and The Dark Knight co-writer Nolan wrote the script with Burn Notice scribe Lisa Joy, with Nolan directing the pilot and finale, and Michelle MacLaren helming the penultimate outing. Nolan and Joy executive produce with J.J Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.
The new series features among its cast Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, X-Men star James Marsden, The Hunger Games and Boardwalk Empire star Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Raising Hope lead Shannon Woodward, 300 star Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Lili Simmons and Clifton Collins, Jr.
For those unfamiliar with the original 1973 Yul Brynner-James Brolin film, Westworld told the story of a future resort wherein guests pay to live out time period fantasies brought to life by sophisticated human-like androids, before the robots began malfunctioning and killing the resort’s crew. The film spawned the sequel Futureworld, and eventually the short-lived ‘80s TV series Beyond Westworld.
Check out the teaser again below, while we wait for updates and an official premiere date after the Sunday trailer.