If you thought Game of Thrones liked to keep its finales cryptic, just try to figure out where Westworld will take us in Sunday’s Season 1 closer “The Bicameral Mind.” HBO has released the full cryptic photo set, as well as a brief synopsis, so let’s throw our wildest, west-est theories at thew wall!
Three episodes in, Westworld is quickly becoming a show of theories. Tonight’s “The Stray” didn’t advance much of the show’s overarching narrative, but it did throw a major monkey wrench into one of the more notable theories which has been written about a lot after it popped up on Reddit. It proposes that William, the character played by Jimmi Simpson, is actually the young version of the guy played by Ed Harris, the so-called “Man in Black.” According to the theory, Harris’ scenes take place years after the ones with Simpson, something that would hypothetically be possible because the robotic Hosts never age. The series already alluded to trouble at the park some 30 years ago; perhaps those are the events in young William’s “timeline”?
You’ve waited long enough for HBO’s Westworld, and believe us, it was worth the wait. No longer, however, as new clips and photos from Sunday’s premiere should keep you satisfied over the weekend. Meet the Man in Black, and the man behind Westworld!
Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film is something of a cult classic, offering an early blueprint for Jurassic Park with its tale of scientists playing God and an ill-advised theme park run amok (seriously, what on earth happened during Crichton’s family vacations?). Similarly, Crichton’s campy romp through a futuristic resort serves as a blueprint for HBO’s Westworld, which takes a more thoughtful and unsettling approach in its inversion of the ’73 film, presenting the A.I. (or “hosts”) as the protagonists of the series.
HBO has a lot riding on its upcoming Westworld adaptation, and we don’t just mean the horses. Production delays have left many wondering if the series might go the way of Vinyl with another one-season flop, but according to reports, HBO actually scheduled the delay to map out five or six more seasons’ worth of Westworld.
If anything can pluck HBO out of its current drama slump, Westworld might finally do the trick. A series of stops and starts finally gave way to an October premiere, and a new round of cast photos should make that wait just a bit less painful.
HBO may not have delivered a new trailer to go along with its formal confirmation that Westworld would debut on October 2, but the latest photos at least help preview its expansive cast. In addition to the latest story details, get a new look at Westworld in these fresh character portraits.
It’s been delayed and written off enough for a few reservations, but HBO’s Westworld is finally at hand. Following a vague fall schedule, HBO now confirms the J.J. Abrams-produced sci-fi western will officially bow this October.
It’s been plenty rough-going for HBO’s Westworld adaptation, but the newest trailer gives us much greater hope than that ambiguous fall premiere. Take in a revamp of the 1973 classic with the newest teaser for HBO and Jonathan Nolan’s dark odyssey.
HBO’s Westworld adaptation has often found itself the center of a larger narrative around the network’s expensive missteps, following production halts and rumors a premiere might be pushed to 2017. Not so, apparently, as HBO now confirms Westworld will bow in late 2016, along with Sarah Jessica Parker’s new show and others.