HBO has splashed out on Westworld, a drama series from JJ. Abrams, Person Of Interest creator Jonathan Nolan, producer Jerry Weintraub and Warner Bros TV.
The project, inspired by Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi movie, marks Bad Robot’s first major foray into cable – following network TV seriables that include Alias, LOST, Fringe, POI, Alcatraz, Revolution (not to mention the upcoming Almost Human and Believe). The project has received a pilot production commitment from HBO, Deadline confirms.
Penned by Nolan and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice), Westworld is billed as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
Nolan is slated to direct the pilot, and will executive produce with Joy, Abrams, Weintraub and Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producing.
Check out the 1873 Westworld trailer below: