HBO introduces ‘WestWorld’ to the streaming universe

Naomi Ludlow | Contributing Writer


HBO’s “Westworld” is a sci-fi thriller that is expected to blow viewers away with suspense, action, and drama. Inspired by the Michael Crichton film of the same name, “Westworld” drops imperfections in a utopian society

Anthony Hopkins plays Dr. Robert Ford who is the director of this faux universe.

Hopkins’ character is faced with a dilemma when the programmed robots and hosts begin malfunctioning.

This new series’ storyline is similar to the 1973 motion picture, but with some

key differences. In this version, other worlds including Roman World and Medieval World go unmentioned.


The executive producer, J.J. Abrams, said, “When you open it up there are these great

emotional questions talking about our deepest fears, greatest passions and how we behave when

those are challenged.” He explains how the robots/hosts are depictions of situations humans in

real life face.

The line of actors includes Ed Harris as the man in black, Evan Rachel Wood, who plays

Dolores Abernathy, James Marsden as Teddy Flood, and Thandie Newton as Madame Maeve


Other critics are already raving about this show along with some fellow Hamptonians.

Freshman Jeremy Crenshaw said, “Westworld is a must see! The trailer is extremely complex,

and only gives pieces of what the writers include in the show. It’s a world where everything

goes. Why wouldn’t you want to see a show like this?” 

Kaitlyn Caeser, a junior from Chicago, Illinois said points out

that the female lead, Evan Rachel Wood, in the trailer is stuck between whether she is

hallucinating or if it’s real. Ceaser cannot wait to see where this series will go. 

“Westworld” is

receiving nothing but high expectations from the audience, so hopefully it does not disappoint

those that will be tuned in on Oct. 2.

Some further hit HBO series includes “Game of Thrones,” “The Wire” and “Veep.” These shows

vary with the genres they fall under. Although they don’t share the same genre as “Westworld,”

they have won many awards including the Emmy award meaning HBO is capable of

producing hit tv series.

The series premieres on Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m.  Streaming is available

on HBO Go and HBO Now at the same time. The episode will be available on demand the

following day at no set time.


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