8 Reasons Why We Can't Wait for 'Westworld,' HBO's Next Hit Series

8 Reasons Why We Can't Wait for 'Westworld,' HBO's Next Hit Series

Cowboys, robots, gratuitous sex: the new reboot has all the makings of excellent television

Cowboys, robots, gratuitous sex: the new reboot has all the makings of excellent television

Text: William Defebaugh

1. It's a reboot of Michael Crichton's 1973 film of the same name about robot cowboys that run rampant at a futuristic amusement park. Basically, it was Jurassic Park before Jurassic Park, mixed with A.I. and any Clint Eastwood movie.

2. The show promises to make Game of Thrones look PG-13, with sex scenes that are rumored to be somehow even more gratuitous. It has already created a stir, since an alleged agreement form leaked, stating that background subjects must be okay with participating in "genital to genital touching." The form has since been disavowed by HBO, but we have our doubts.

3. Evan Rachel Wood is in it, and we will watch just about anything with Evan Rachel Wood. Considering her last HBO character was The Vampire Queen of Louisiana (rest in peace, True Blood), our hopes are high for her return to premium television.

4. The series also stars Ed Harris, Sir Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, which means we are likely going to see Ed Harris and James Marsden (at least partially) naked sex scenes. End list.

5. This trailer!

6. Considering robots are a prominent part of the story, it's likely to bring the conversation about artificial intelligence to the forefront of popular culture. According to executive producer Jonathan Nolan (brother of Director Christopher Nolan), the drama represents "the next chapter of the human story"—and he's probably right.

7. Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere date has been pushed back to summer 2017, we we're going to be in desperate need of a fix for highly-stylized violence and improbable sex scenarios.

8. Speaking of GoT, the show's composer, Ramin Djawadi, will be doing the score for Westworld as well—so you can expected a long-winded intro with a dramatic build.

Westworld premieres October 2 on HBO.

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