Lili Simmons Joins ‘Westworld’ As HBO Drama Series Resumes Production

Lili Simmons

Lili Simmons (Banshee, True Detective), has joined the cast of new HBO drama series Westworld in a recurring role. Production on Westworld, which was halted in January, has resumed.

A reimagining of the classic Michael Crichton film, Westworld is a mashup of theme-park setting and animatronics with science fiction and Wild West iconography. It’s described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” Simmons will portray Abigail, who works in the park and uses her good looks and charm to lure Westworld guests into the saloon. She is currently filming, having started her stint just as production was being stopped so the writing team led by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy can work on the remaining four scripts.

Simmons has been on the radar of HBO casting executives for a while with her guest arc on the first season of True Detective and her co-starring role on Banshee for sibling Cinemax. She also has Wild West credentials with her role in the 2015 feature Bone Tomahawk. Simmons is repped by UTA, manager Kate Linden and attorney Stuart Rosenthal.

Westworld hails from Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros TV. Nolan is executive producer/writer/director with executive producer/writer Joy, along with exec producers J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.

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