Ahead of the Season 2 finale of "True Detective" on Sunday, HBO released a 30-second teaser trailer for its upcoming sci-fi western series "Westworld," and it looks to be part "Matrix," part "Inception" and, of course, part wild west.
"Westworld" is based on a 1973 movie of the same name that was written and directed by Michael Crichton. In the movie, Westworld is a hedonistic adult-themed amusement park where guests can live out their fantasies with the aid of robots.
In the film, a computer breakdown results in two tourists being hunted down by a robot gunslinger. The film was largely told from the point of view of the humans, but the TV series will flip that on its head by telling it from the robots' perspective, according to HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo.
"Westworld" has an all-star cast lined up that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Simon Quarterman and Angela Sarafyan.
The series is written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, who co-wrote "Interstellar" and "Dark Knight" with his brother Christopher Nolan. J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk from Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub from Jerry Weintraub Productions join Nolan as executive producers for the series.
HBO calls "Westworld" a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," and we can't wait to see what the impressive cast and crew have in store for the series. "Westworld" is set to debut on HBO sometime in 2016.