About a dozen minutes into “Chestnut,” the second episode of Westworld, Ed Harris’ Man in Black rides up on a posse that’s bout to hang a man named Lawrence (Clifton Collins Jr.). Lawrence doesn’t recognize the Man in Black, but the Man in Black knows Lawrence; later he’ll joke that he even knows the tune he likes to whistle when he takes a piss. Only two episodes into this series, we’ve already seen Harris’ character do this a couple times; he approaches everyone with familiarity, something that probably shouldn’t be surprising if, as the Man in Black claims, he’s been coming to Westworld for 30 years and the park recycles the same day with the same stories and characters on an endless loop.
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.
If the ho-hum release of HBO’s Vinyl put a cap on the premium cable network’s difficulty launching a major hit in recent years, the well may run far deeper than we realized. HBO’s Westworld adaptation in particular may now end up pushed to 2017, reportedly owing to creative clashes with showrunner Jonathan Nolan.
One of the most hotly anticipated films on the docket for this year is Dolan’s The Death and Life of John F. Donovan, the filmmaker’s first foray into English-language scripting and his first collaboration with Hollywood A-listers. Another round of casting has brought even more wattage into this buzzy production, with Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, and The Slap’s Thandie Newton all joining the cast in unspecified roles.
It’s been some time since HBO made any official announcements of its upcoming Westworld remake, and notably odd that the series garnered little mention at the recent TCA press tour. There may be some, or rather more trouble behind the scenes now, as production has temporarily shut down. Will it affect the as-yet-unannounced premiere?
HBO’s upcoming Westworld TV series debuted a few photos and scant teases of footage to date, even amid a bit of cast turnover, but at last, the park is finally open. Okay, not that park. Still, see Jonathan Nolan’s vision of robot uprising and a synthetic future by our first full trailer for HBO’s Westworld!