HBO unveils 'mature version' of new sci-fi series trailer

By James Hibberd
Updated August 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

“Our creatures have been misbehaving,” intones Anthony Hopkins in HBO’s new Westworld trailer.

Below is a fresh look at HBO’s eagerly anticipated new drama series that includes footage from throughout the first season of the show. The new footage — the second full-length trailer the network has released — gives us a first hints of the pending robopocalyptic conflict between a futuristic theme park’s robotic “hosts” and their human keepers. Front and center in this footage is Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), a naive young frontier “host” who’s actually the park’s oldest resident, having been resurrected after countless “deaths” that she’s been programmed to forget. “You and everyone you know were built to gratify the desires of people who pay to visit your world,” warns the park’s lead programmer played by Jeffrey Wright.

Westworld is a sci-fi Western that upgrades Michael Crichton’s 1973 androids-run-amuck thriller for the new millennium from executive producers Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies). The drama tackles the promise and the threat of artificial intelligence a lawless R-rated play-scape where a theme park’s guests’ darkest desires run wild. Only this time, you’ll find yourself sympathizing with the sentient bots who are slave-laboring under the creepily apathetic gaze of Dr. Robert Ford (Hopkins). Westworld premieres Oct. 2. For more, check out our Q&A with the showrunners here.