Get Ready to Have Artificial-Intelligence Nightmares With Westworld’s Teaser

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Some lucky gal named Dolores is asleep and having a nightmare for everyone to watch. The dream's called Westworld, and it'll be "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," according to HBO. The dream will feature Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, and a creepy, creepy narrator, among others; Jonathan Nolan is the executive producer, scribe, and director. (Wow, yep, this is a dream all right.) Westworld, which is being touted as an original series, was inspired by Michael Crichton's similarly titled 1973 sci-fi Western, which saw an eerie, stony-staring Yul Brynner terrorize a futuristic theme park as a robotic rogue. HBO reportedly wants this to be the network's next Game of Thrones–type phenomenon, but it looks like it's going to be more of an Ex Machina–meets–American Horror Story–type situation. That still sounds wonderful; it's coming to HBO in 2016.