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Westworld

Westworld

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  • Premiered: 
    October 2, 2016
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Inspired by the 1973 movie (Westworld) by Michael Crichton 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Inspired by the 1973 theatrical film WESTWORLD, this 10-episode drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the re-imagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged at Westworld -- a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android hosts. Dr. Robert Ford is the brilliant, taciturn and complicated creative director, chief programmer and founder of Westworld, who has an uncompromising creative vision for the park. His brilliant and quixotic head of the Programming Division is Bernard Lowe, whose keen observation of human nature provides him with boundless inspiration for his life's work: creating artificial people. Theresa Cullen is Westworld's head of Quality Assurance, who is responsible for keeping the park from sliding into unscripted chaos, and Elsie Hughes is a sardonic rising star in the Behavior Department, who is charged with diagnosing the odd quirks of behavior in the park's hosts. They're joined by Lee Sizemore, the head of Narrative, whose storylines tantalize the guests, while his temperament grates on his colleagues, including Stubbs, the no-nonsense head of Security, who is charged with monitoring host and human interactions and ensuring the safety of the guests. The series opens as another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld, but Lowe alerts Ford 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 Abernathy encounters a gunslinger named Teddy Flood in the street -- but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black, and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world, where Dolores begins to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie. Meanwhile, Maeve Millay, a razor-sharp madam in Sweetwater's brothel, is a genius for reading people and has a knack for survival, but her seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be challenged when her emotions are tweaked by Hughes in order to avoid a recall. Season 2 of WESTWORLD premiered on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 9-10:10pm ET/PT on HBO. In the extended season opener, "Journey into Night," the puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Welcome back to Westworld. New cast members for the second season include: Fares Fares (Antoine Costa), Katja Herbers (Grace), Gustaf Skarsgard (Karl Strand), Hiroyuki Sanada (Musashi), Peter Mullan (James Delos), Rinko Kikuchi (Akane), Zahn McClarnon (Akecheta), Tao Okamoto (Hanaryo), Betty Gabriel (Maling), Jonathan Tucker (Craddock), Julia Jones (Kohana) and Kiki Sukezane (Sakura).
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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the DVD I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released WESTWORLD Season 2: THE DOOR on 4K UltraHD, Blu-ray and DVD featuring all 10 captivating twisty episodes plus exclusive immersive bonus features. Both the Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD and standard Blu-ray release will feature a digital copy of the series. The Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD discs will feature Dolby Vision -- HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame. In Season 2, viewers are welcomed back to Westworld, where the puppet show is over and the newly liberated "hosts" are coming for humankind. Dolores takes charge, Maeve is on a mission and the Man in Black is back. Chaos takes control in this dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness, the birth of a new form of life and the evolution of sin. With a riveting plot showcasing the evolution of artificial intelligence and the plethora of all-new, behind-the-scene extras adds to the replay and collectability of this extraordinary show. This is must own for WESTWORLD fans. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Bring Yourself Back Online (New)
- Reflections on Season 2: Dolores, Teddy and Bernard
- Of Love and Shogun; Maeve, Hector and Lee
- Journeys and Technology: Stubbs, Logan and Clementine

The Buzz: On the Red Carpet

Return to Westworld

Creating Westworld's Reality
- An Evocative Location
- Fort Forlorn Hope
- The Delos Experiment
- Shogun World
- Inside the Cradle
- Chaos In The Mesa
- Ghost Nation
- Deconstructing Maeve
- The Valley Beyond
- The Drone Hosts

The Truth Behind Delos (New)

These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends (New)

Seven months earlier -- on Tuesday, May 1 -- HBO announced that it renewed WESTWORLD for a third season.

Cast

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Bad Robot Productions
  • Produced by Weintraub Productions
  • Produced by Kilter Films
  • In association with Warner Bros. Television

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • November 13, 2016: Theresa Cullen dies