This fall, the future of sin is in at Westworld, HBO’s much anticipated modernization of Michael Crichton‘s classic sci-fi film. The premise of the Westworld series is essentially the same as the movie’s, but with a much darker spin by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Westworld itself is a futuristic theme park populated by androids who have no idea that they’re being used by their human masters for whatever they desire.
Westworld boasts one of the most ridiculously talented TV casts that we’ve seen in a long time, with Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and Evan Rachel Wood headlining a lineup that includes James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, and Rodrigo Santoro.
Thus far, HBO has been pretty secretive about the details of the series. However, the network has released several photos of the Westworld cast; which offers a new glimpse of the show’s major characters.
For example, meet William, as portrayed by Jimmi Simpson. He hasn’t been featured in many of the press materials, but William may be one of the key characters this season. Apparently, William is a first-time visitor to Westworld who will get to experience some of the theme park’s more decadent offerings. He’ll also be around as the park’s androids start to realize what they really are and their true status as slaves.
You can check out the rest of the photographs in the gallery below, which also includes a brief description of what we know about each character so far. Westworld will premiere on Sunday, October 2.
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