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HBO Starts Teasing Their Westworld TV Series For 2015


Today the HBO Twitter account posted a mysterious image of a water tower. And hey, The Mary Sue figured out what it all meant!

We went to work googling and chatting amongst ourselves at the office and in the interest of journalistic integrity, it was Victoria who mentioned Westworld first. I just beat her to the tweet. I’m quickdraw like that.

And then they unlocked this Vine for us.

Westworld is a new adaptation of the 1973 film originally written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton and starring Yul Brynner as an android. Yeah.

This new version is being written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and produced by J. J. Abrams and others. It also boasts an impressive cast. We previously heard about Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood joining the project but it will also star James Marsden, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Ed Harris, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, and Simon Quarterman.

HBO says it will be a one-hour drama series and describe it as, “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."