‘Westworld' trailer: HBO unveils stunning new look at its sci-fi Western

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For HBO fans worried about filling the Game of Thrones-sized hole in their viewing schedules until next summer, look no further than the network's upcoming sci-fi western Westworld. HBO unveiled the new show's first full-length trailer Sunday. 

The series — a modernized reboot of the 1973 film of the same name by Michael Crichton — shows the cusp of a conflict in a futuristic Western-themed virtual reality between the subservient robotic "hosts" and the humans that created them. Through the lens of one of the hosts, Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), the show suggests the humanoid creatures in the fantastical world are unaware of their true identity. 

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"You and everyone you know were built to gratify the desires of people who pay to visit your world," a park programmer, played by Jeffrey Wright, tells Dolores. As the trailer hints, this includes morally compromising motives by the humans visiting the park — including murder.

The wide cast of Westworld also includes Anthony Hopkins as the park's creator and Ed Harris as a mysterious, murderous Man in Black who tries to show Dolores the bleakness of her submissive reality. 

Westworld debuts on HBO Oct. 2. Watch the trailer below.

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