HBO’s Teaser for ‘Westworld’ Targets Hard Science Fiction Fans

150710-westworld-prop-index-1800 cropSci-fi is clearly in vogue with shows such as Sense8, Defiance, Continuum, and even the comic book properties such as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Arrow it is clear that all varieties of the speculative fiction genre have really found a place in popular culture. Now HBO has jumped again into the mix this time with a teaser for their upcoming show Westworld starring Anthony Hopkins.

Much is still not known about this show, except that it comes from executive producers Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, and has been called “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Keeping that element alongside the original 70’s movie of the same name has people very excited to see what has been created here, where we have an amusement park for adults in which robotic humanoids are created and programmed to recreate different time periods from history, but as with all things technological, they also become extremely dangerous when they begin to malfunction. There are also indications that this series starts to delve into the world of A.I. and what happens when the synthetic humans (Replicants?) start to become self-aware.

Can anyone say Blade Runner?

Here is the teaser:

Westworld is slated to premiere in 2016.

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