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LOS ANGELES, Sept 23 — In search of a new hit show to take over from Game of Thrones, HBO’s eagerly awaited Westworld — a sci-fi series from Jonathan Nolan and JJ Abrams — lands on US TV in October.

What’s the story?

Inspired by Michael Crichton’s feature film Westworld, released in 1973, the drama follows the same basic plot as the original movie. 

Westworld is a futuristic amusement park that takes visitors to various historical eras by means of theme worlds populated by androids. 

Things go wrong, however, when the robots malfunction and start attacking visitors.

Who’s on the cast?

'Westworld' premieres October 3 on HBO. — AFP pic'Westworld' premieres October 3 on HBO. — AFP picHBO has managed to sign up two big-screen stars whose TV appearances are few and far between, with Anthony Hopkins playing the amusement park manager, and Ed Harris. 

Evan Rachel Wood (True Blood), Thandie Newton (ER), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire) and Luke Hemsworth — older brother of Chris and Liam Hemsworth — complete the all-star cast. 

Behind the scenes, the series is the work of Jonathan Nolan — who has penned screenplays with his elder brother Christopher Nolan — and Abrams. 

The pair have previously worked together on the series Person of Interest.

When does it air?

Westworld premieres next Sunday, October 3 on HBO. — AFP-Relaxnews

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