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J.J. Abrams Untroubled by HBO's 'Westworld' Delay

HaydnSpurrell HaydnSpurrell HBO's upcoming sci-fi western Westworld has certainly done it tough, with production stopped in January and with the series not set to premiere until probably 2017 after initially being slated for 2015.

The hype for the series is potentially doomed, but what little we've seen of the show is promising enough that the show could pull in some excitement when it leads into its premiere, whenever that is. Regardless, its undoubtedly important for HBO that the show gets on the air.

Executive producer J.J. Abrams is not bothered by the delays though. It's "never a bad move," he said regarding the delay, believing wholeheartedly in giving a project the time and care it needs.

"At the heart of Westworld is this story of consciousness and oppression and discover. It's one of the projects I feel most grateful and lucky to be a part of. What [the directorial team has] done is so stunning and cool and they're not rushing it because of business matters and the network is giving them the time. That is never a bad move."

Abrams explained that 21 years ago (probably) was when he first started talking to writer and director of the 1973 original Michael Crichton about a series. "And it's taken a long time to get this going."

No release date has been slated yet. Hopefully, we'll hear more soon.

Source: Slashfilm

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