Academy Award winning actors Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris and Golden Globe & Primetime Emmy award winners Evan Rachel Woods, Jeffrey Wright and Thandie Newton among others!
Star World, English Entertainment channel is all set to raise its entertainment ante by bringing the ‘Best of the West’ to Indian television screens with the premiere of Seasons 1 and 2 of one of the most talked about shows on global television – Westworld, starting 28th June, every Monday to Friday at 9 PM.
With an intriguing theme, stunning visuals, a plethora of noteworthy performances that amp up the entertainment and action on the series and an intricate storyline that has blown minds around the world, Westworld is based on a futuristic western-themed amusement park called Westworld which is populated by android ‘hosts’ and caters to high paying ‘human’ guests who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without any fear of retaliation. While the hosts are programmed in a way to prevent them from harming humans, what are the hosts capable of doing, when all hell breaks loose and they are able to deviate from their set ways?
Inspired by Michael Crichton’s film, Westworld (1973) and his revolutionary vision on artificial intelligence, the TV series had been developed by creators – Lisa Joy andJonathan Nolan. The Nolan brother has co-created and co-written a number of blockbuster movies including Interstellar, The Prestige, The Batman Series along with Christopher Nolan.
To add to the extraordinary storyline is the remarkable performances by the star-studded cast such as the highly-veneratedAnthony Hopkins of The Silence of the Lambs, Amistad, Thor fame. Evan Rachel Wood of Mildred Pierce, Thirteen, True Blood, The Ides of March popularity has also showcased a certain vulnerability unique in its own unravelling along with the steeliness that James Marsden of X-Men, The Notebook, 27 Dresses fame brings to his character. Thandie Newton’s profound performance adds to this dystopia’s feat and has garnered many nominations across some of the most prestigious awards platforms including Golden Globes and Emmys as well as winning Critics’ Choice Awards.