New Chaos Promo For HBO's Westworld Released

At the beginning of next month, HBO will officially unveil their new sci-fi western television series, Westworld, and on Sunday, the cable network dropped a brand new promo.

"In the beginning, this place was a pure creation," says Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins), the brilliant and complicated creative director, chief programmer and founder of Westworld. "I've designed every inch of it, every blade of grass. It's not a theme park, but an entire world. In here, we create life itself... out of chaos."

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" – top programmer Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (James Marsden) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (Ed Harris) and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan ("Interstellar," "The Dark Knight," "Person of Interest") and Lisa Joy ("Pushing Daisies," "Burn Notice"), both of whom are executive producing and writing, with Nolan also directing, the series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Luke Hemsworth.

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The one-hour drama series Westworld kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.