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Evan Rachel Wood calls HBO's 'Westworld' a "Revolution"

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell One of 2016's most highly anticipated debut shows is without a doubt Westworld, HBO's (hopefully) next big hit. The sci-fi/western series hails from Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, and J.J. Abrams, with Nolan and Joy acting as showrunners for the series.

The series adapts the 1973 film of the same name, which revolved around theme park robots malfunctioning and killing guests. The TV series will be remarkably different from that rendition, and has seen hard times on its way to seeing the light of day.

Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood spoke with Collider during a press round, and was enthusiastic about the series. “I’m also tickled at how little people know. All the expectations and the guesses I’ve heard are not even in the ball park.

"So, I love that people are going to go in thinking it’s one thing, and being very surprised to find it another, in a good way. All of the action, and the Wild West West fun, crazy, HBO stuff is in there and it’s all amazing, but what separates the show is that it’s an existential drama. It’s an intellectual nightmare. It is all very much based in reality.

"A lot of the technologies that we’re exploring are stuff that we’re working at, right now. All of this is not that far away. It’s taking a look at humanity and the state that we’re in now and what would happen, if we kept on going the way that we’re going and we created this artificial intelligence. The only thing they have to work off of is what we show them, but then, if they advance and surpass us, what would be the biggest threat?

"We would. You should be scared. I’m scared. But I feel like maybe I’m going to be in with the robots because they’ll see the show and think I’m one of them. Honestly, we’ve had these talks on set about, ‘Maybe they’ll spare us because we’re going to be their heroes.’”

She adds that the story is going to twist and turn in unexpected ways, and her own character has potential to be a "really, really revolutionary character for women.

"“It’s more of a revolution than a TV show. I don’t think people are going to expect it. They’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m excited. And everyone working on it, we’re all in agreement that it’s our Odyssey."

The series is set to premiere this fall.

Source: Collider

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