Westworld, the ambitious science-fiction adventure, blew the minds of viewers and critics worldwide back in 2016, and is now all set to take over Indian television screens with its premiere on Star Word and Star World HD on August 24th at 10 PM. Set in a futuristic Western theme park populated with android hosts, where guests are free to indulge their every impulse, the series follows a cast of characters comprised of guests, hosts, and the creators of the park, as they seek adventure and explore the mysteries of Westworld.
The show broke viewership records of top TV shows like Game of Thrones, True Detective and The Walking Dead and was the most-watched first season of an HBO original series ever! Westworld also recently bagged a whopping 22 nominations at the Emmy Awards, successfully climbing right on top of the Emmy nomination ladder. Created by the brilliant husband-and-wife duo – Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest, The Prestige, Interstellar fame) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice and Pushing Daisies fame), Westworld takes you through a vivid, thought-provoking scientific journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat, as it examines the darker side of entertainment.
The drama series features a fantastic cast, led by Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, Oscar nominee Ed Harris, Golden Globe winner Evan Rachel Wood, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild award winner Thandie Newton and James Marsden. Together, with their exceptionally nuanced performances and the captivating storytelling, Westworld is sure to keep you hooked onto it right to the very end!
The show has already been renewed for a second season, and according to Evan Rachel Wood Season 1 was just a build up for the rest of the series, “I think the first season is an amazing prequel and a good setup for the actual show. It’s a unique show because you really could make every season different, and there are limitless possibilities’’. She also added that the characters can never really die, “I really want to see where the showrunners are going to take everything — and if it’s going to be like the film, where there’s many different worlds, and what those would be.”
Westworld was heaped with praises by critics the world over since its premiere last year. Vanity Affair called the series a “Fascinating, addictive and a thoughtfully crafted journey.” while the Independent lauded it for its remarkable cinematography and character portrayals, “The cinematography it’s only telly, but the word is apt – is spectacular, as are the elaborate sets and the actors who, quite often have to play a crashing computer, a dramatic challenge surely beyond most.”
So, grab your cowboy hats and boots and gear up to be transported to the wild west as the sci-fi series premieres its first season in India on August 24th at 10 PM on Star World and Star World HD.