‘Westworld’ Gets Series Order At HBO

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HBOHBO is heading to Westworld.

The premium cable network has handed a 10 episode series order to the hour-long drama, which hails from JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan, TVWise has learned.

Based on the feature film of the same name, Westworld is set in an amusement park and is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin..

Long considered a lock for a series pick up, the project has an all star cast which includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan and Simon Quarterman.

HBO’s adaptation of Westworld was penned by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, who also directed the pilot. It is being produced by Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television; with Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan, JJ Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk  serving as executive producers.