JJ Abrams’ TV drama 'Westworld' will be screened next year

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  • Friday, 21 Nov 2014

J.J Abrams and Jonathan Nolan's sci-fi drama, starring Anthony Hopkins, is to air on HBO next year.

HBO made it official via Twitter that the network will broadcast Westworld in 2015. The drama series is a small-screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 film. Like the movie, the show will depict a futuristic theme park where life-like robots allow visitors to time-travel virtually.

Anthony Hopkins will play the inventor and head programmer of Westworld. The cast will also include Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Mardsen, Miranda Otto and Jeffrey Wright.

Unlike dramas like True Detective and American Horror Story that reboot each season, Westworld has managed to enlist its actors for several years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It will be written and directed by Jonathan Nolan, the creator of the J.J. Abrams-produced CBS series Person Of Interest and the screenwriter behind the last two movies in his brother Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

The series is the first collaboration between HBO and Abrams. — AFP Relaxnews

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