HBO Orders ‘Westworld’ to Series

HBO has announced a series order for “Westworld,” the one-hour drama adapted from the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,” the cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman.

Jonathan Nolan is attached as executive producer, writer and director on the series, which hails from Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lisa Nolan will also serve as a writer and executive producer, and J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk will executive produce. Athena Wickham will produce, with Susie Ekins co-producing.

HBO announced its intention to order the sci-fi drama to series during Warner Bros.’ Investor Day presentation on Oct. 15.

The premium cabler announced the news via Twitter and Vine posts Monday.

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