Sunday night viewers got a glimpse — a very tiny glimpse — of HBO’s coming hourlong dramatic series about “the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” The 30-second first look at the show — inspired by the 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton — was presented as a lead-in to the 9 P.M. ET/PT season-finale of True Detective (you can watch the clip above). HBO is looking for the all-star extravaganza to be the next Game Of Thrones.
Interweaving a theme-park setting and animatronics with science fiction and Wild West iconography, the Crichton film presaged the kind of genre mash-up that would soon become a Hollywood staple. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins, Jr., Simon Quarterman and Angela Sarafyan.
Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films are producing in association with Warner Bros.Jonathan Nolan is executive producer/writer/director with executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy and executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk; co-executive producer, Kathy Lingg; producer, Athena Wickham; co-producer, Susie Ekins.