HBO's foray into genre programming with Game Of Thrones was a slam dunk for the network, whose next effort in that arena holds equal promise. Westworld is an adaptation of the Michael Crichton 1973 movie and hails from executive producers Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and J.J. Abrams, who aim to update the original premise into a small screen series.
Following the same storyline, the show takes place in a futuristic theme park populated by androids. Things fall apart when those sentient 'bots begin to take control of their fate and run rampant across the park. Early press on the show has described it as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin."
That tantalising tagline is now accompanied by the first real promo shots, showcasing Anthony Hopkins' park manager and Ed Harris as the synthetic gunslinger (played by Yul Brynner in the original). The rest of the cast includes Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood, all of whom can be spotted in this gallery of snaps. And while there's no official trailer online as yet - only those lucky Comic-Con guests were treated to that - the images offer fans plenty to get excited about.
Westworld debuts on HBO in 2016.