Take one-part science fiction, one-part thriller, and two-parts action western and you have HBO’s brand new series Westworld, available in the HBO NOW app on your Xbox beginning tonight at 9:00 PM. From the studio that brings you Game of Thrones, Ballers, and classic American television like The Sopranos, comes a new series that explores the dawn of artificial intelligence and the evolution of sin.
Westworld is a series about the theme park of the future, not complete with your ordinary roller coasters and Ferris wheels. At Westworld, park guests are transported back in time to the Old West, where they interact with eerily human-like AI, destined to be at the mercy of the park’s guests. How those guests interact with the park’s AI is entirely up to them; whether intentions be noble or depraved, desires can and are indulged with leisure and zero consequence. Those in and in charge of Westworld face straight down the barrel of moral and scientific dilemmas no one anticipated. Guests were told that their fantasies would become reality, but no one could have anticipated how literal that would be.
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and Tessa Thompson, Westworld captures all of the suspense this dark odyssey of the future calls for, and leaves you itching for more. The 10-episode first season is on Sundays at 9:00 PM this fall and premieres tonight. Watch it on your Xbox One or Xbox 360, with the HBO NOW and HBO GO apps.