– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The latest prestigious TV series to come to HBO, Westworld, is approaching its big premiere. As such, the network wants to give you a taste of what’s to come, and in the new “Chaos” promo for the series, you’ll get a look into the darkness of this spooky new world.

Westworld has brought together an immense amount of talent for a reimagining of the 1973 Michael Crichton film. It’s been developed for television by Jonathan Nolan, J.J. Abrams, Lisa Joy, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk. The stellar cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Clifton Collins, Jr. and Luke Hemsworth.

Here’s the new “Chaos” promo for Westworld:

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld – a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android “hosts” – top programmer Bernard Lowe (Jeffrey Wright) alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher’s daughter named Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood) encounters a gunslinger named Teddy (James Marsden) in the street – but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black (Ed Harris) and, later, by a supporting host’s unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

Westworld arrives on October 2, only on HBO.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.