Earlier today we got our first very brief look at one of the most anticipated new HBO series coming in the New Year, and now the first official Westworld TV show image has landed online as well. Based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name, the sci-fi series revolves around androids that run amuck in a high-tech tourist destination—a theme park, to be exact. The Dark Knight and Interstellar co-writer Jonathan Nolan created the series, which finds Anthony Hopkins playing the park’s creative visionary and Ed Harris taking on the role of the robot gunslinger played by Yul Brynner in the film.
Check out the first Westworld TV show image after the jump along with some exciting comments from Nolan himself on what he aims to be a “fucked up” series. Westworld will debut on HBO sometime in 2015.
Speaking with EW, Nolan described the allure of the show’s titular theme park:
“It’s a place where you can be whoever you want to be and there are no consequences—no rules, no limitations. What happens in Westworld, stays in Westworld.”
Nolan directed and co-wrote the pilot with his wife, Lisa Joy, and they will serve as executive producers on the series alongside J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. As for his aim with the series, Nolan didn’t mince words:
“What we can tell you is that we intend to make the most ambitious, subversive, f–ked-up television series. The things that keep you up at night, any of those things that trouble you—that is exactly what the show is about.”
Sign me up! Check out the Westworld image below.