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HBO Plans Westworld Series Produced By J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot


YES. HBO. You have never let me down before. So I have complete faith in you for this adaptation. Deadline has reported that J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan have teamed up with Warner Bros. Television’s Jerry Weintraub to create a television series based on Michael Crichton 1973’s sci-fi thriller. 

The original film, both written and directed by Crichton, takes place in a future amusement park wherein visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. When something goes wrong, however, the androids turn deadly.

Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and was spun off into a short-lived series, “Beyond Westworld,” in 1980.

HBO has given the series a pilot commitment with Nolan set to direct the pilot while Lisa Joy will pen the adaptation. The new series will be executive produced by Abrams, Nolan, Joy, Weintrarub and Bryan Burk with Kathy Lingg co-executive producing and Anthena Wickam producing.

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