Everything's Going Wrong in the New Westworld Trailer

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HBO’s dropped a new, longer trailer for its new Westworld series. And, despite how long it’s taken to finally get to TV, it looks absolutely amazing.

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The first trailer focused a lot on explaining the conceit of the show—that there’s an old west theme park that is populated by very realistic androids that are supposed to do whatever the human visitors want. Instead, something is going wrong with those androids.

This new, longer trailer focuses more on Delores (Evan Rachel Wood) and her experience in both the fake Westworld and the real world command center for the park. We can guess at where a lot of the tension/moral debating about what’s happening is going to go on, with Anthony Hopkins’ Dr. Robert Ford, the creative director of Westworld, being very creepy about his creation. Bernard Love (Jeffrey Wright), on the other hand, is a bit more aware of the issues of what they do.

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But ultimately, it looks like Westworld is Delores’ story as she starts to put the pieces together. The trailer shows that an epic looking take on Westworld, with enough reality-bending twists to make us really, really want to see the final product. [Note: Although this is labeled as a “mature” trailer, it seems perfectly SFW.]

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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The Anxiety Haver

I admit, I am really looking forward to this. I thought the original was great, despite some typical 70's cheese. Evil Yul Brynner was a big plus, so here’s hoping that this one measures up.