ANDROIDS PUT WILD INTO WEST
Westworld is a hedonist’s dream come true.
Behind the facade of the Wild Wild West lies a futuristic R-rated theme park in which human guests play out their fantasies and interact with sentient robots who function as the park’s hosts.
The series, based on the 1973 Michael Crichton film, paints a bleak future for humanity.
“The show presents humanity as it is,” says Thandie Newton (above), who plays Maeve Millay, a no-nonsense madam in the town brothel. “It shines a focus on the depraved things that people are addicted to and what people will do if they can get away with it.”
With technology forging ahead, like in the show, we may see robots replacing humans in the workforce before we know it, but Newton isn’t a fan.
“I would not be comfortable purchasing an android as a housekeeper,” says Newton. “No way. We need to keep human beings employed.”
Westworld was created by showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan and is executive produced by J.J. Abrams for HBO.
Along with Newton, the impressive cast includes Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jeffrey Wright.
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