A few months from now, HBO?s much anticipated TV adaptation of Michael Crichton?s iconic 1973 sci-fi film, Westworld, is going to hit our screens. The show will feature ?hosts? or robots that are very far from the traditional ones, as the ones in the series can actually feel sexual urges.
It was previously reported by TheBitbag that the upcoming TV series is going to be original and take a different road from the movie. Then, it was revealed that the directors wanted the show to feature the ?hosts? as the main protagonists, contrary to the film version where humans are the main focus.
Now, it is a known fact that robots lack the consciousness we humans have. However, what if they begin to feel emotions too? That is the exact problem this upcoming series is going to feature. Also, according to actress Evan Rachel Wood, who plays the role of Dolores Abernathy, ?hosts? are going to be capable of feeling sexual emotions.
?I think what?s going to be really cool about the ?hosts,? because we don?t like to use the word robot, is they would be more fluid [sexually] and genderless. It?s going to blow people?s minds,? said Wood in an interview with Dallas Voice. ?The writing impresses me the most, it?s so intricate, deep, an existential nightmare and very much based in reality. It?s set in the future but based on real technology we?re developing now?,? she added.
Prior to that, executive producer Jonathan Nolan revealed that the robots in Westworld are going to question their identity. ?The ?hosts? are discovering that they?ve been created in our image, but beginning to question of ?humanness? is really what they want to aspire to. And given their circumstances, it?s easy to understand why they start to question whether they want to be like us at all,? Nolan told Entertainment Weekly.
Aside from Wood, Anthony Hopkins and James Marsden are also going to be in the TV series. Talents of ?Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Ingrid, Bolso Berdal, Ben Barnes, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins Jr. are going to be featured in the future-based show.
With these facts about Westworld, some are already thinking that this could be the next big show on HBO, considering that the Game of Thrones is on a break. How about you? Do you think this could be the next in line for the network? What other things do you expect from the TV series. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.