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AIRDATE: Westworld

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Westworld, HBO’s highly anticipated reality bending drama, starring Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Evan Wood and James Marsden will arrive on Foxtel on Monday October 3 at 12pm AEDST, same time as the US, with a prime time encore at 8.30pm, only on showcase.

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, Westworld, based on the 1973 film, is a dark odyssey that looks at the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin and explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The 10 episode season of Westworld is an ambitious and highly imaginative drama that elevates the concept of adventure and thrill-seeking to a new, ultimately dangerous level. In the futuristic fantasy park known as Westworld, a group of android “hosts” deviate from their programmers’ carefully planned scripts in a disturbing pattern of aberrant behaviour.

Westworld’s cast is led by Anthony Hopkins (Noah, Oscar® winner for The Silence of the Lambs) as Dr. Robert Ford, the founder of Westworld, who has an uncompromising vision for the park and its evolution; Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, Golden Globe winner for HBO’s Game Change; Oscar® nominee for Pollock and Apollo 13) as The Man in Black, the distillation of pure villainy into one man; Evan Rachel Wood (HBO’s Mildred Pierce and True Blood) as Dolores Abernathy, a provincial rancher’s daughter who starts to discover her idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie; James Marsden (The D Train, the X-Men films) as Teddy Flood, a new arrival with a close and recurring bond with Dolores; Thandie Newton (Half of a Yellow Sun, Mission: Impossible II) as Maeve Millay, a madam with a knack for survival; and Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games films; HBO’s Confirmation and Boardwalk Empire) as Bernard Lowe, the brilliant and quixotic head of Westworld’s programming division. Other cast members include Tessa Thompson (Creed), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen), Jimmi Simpson (House of Cards), Rodrigo Santoro (The 33), Shannon Woodward (Raising Hope), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Chernobyl Diaries), Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia films), Simon Quarterman (The Devil Inside), Angela Sarafyan (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Luke Hemsworth (Infini) and Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek).

Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers,  J.J.  Abrams,  Jerry Weintraub,  Bryan  Burk;  co-executive  producer, Kathy Lingg;  producer, Athena Wickham; co-producer, Susie Ekins.

Following the primetime encore at 8.30pm on showcase each Monday, Westworld will be available to watch when you want, on demand, via Foxtel Anytime on internet connected iQ boxes. You can also stream the series on demand on Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go. Foxtel Go is included with all Foxtel residential and Foxtel Play subscriptions at no extra cost.