HBO has released the first teaser for their new science fiction series WestWorld based off the 1973 film by author Micheal Crichton in which after a power failure robots in a western themed amusement park malfunction and begin killing the guests. The teaser begins with Evan Rachel Wood’s character nude sitting in a chair and being questioned by an unseen voice. Wood and the unseen voice are then heard over various shots of the series as the voice asks wood if she’s ever questioned the nature of her reality.
The takeaway from this is that the nature of reality will be a major theme for the series. What’s real and what’s unreal and what we assume to be real will be questioned. With Jonathan Nolan serving as showrunner it’s no surprise that this adaptation of WestWorld will explore such a heavy theme. WestWorld is currently scheduled to air on HBO sometime in 2016.