'Westworld': HBO releases skeletal poster with new tagline, 'Every hero has a code'

By Wade Sheridan  |  Sept. 2, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- HBO has released a new poster for their upcoming sci-fi western series, Westworld which features an unfinished android.

"Every hero has a code," the premium cable network noted on the show's official Twitter account.

The image features a skeleton figure amongst Westworld's double "W" logo that is set against a Wild West backdrop.

The figure represents the creations of star Anthony Hopkins character, Dr. Robert Ford, who has created a western theme park full of human looking robots made to serve paying customers.

Things begin to crumble once android Dolores played by Evan Rachel Wood, starts to question the true purpose of their existence. Soon a conflict arises between the robots and the humans.

"The one-hour drama series Westworld (ten episodes) is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged," reads the official synopsis.

Based on the 1973 film of the same name, the long-delayed Westworld, developed by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy with J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk as executive producers, also stars Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright.

Westworld is set to premiere Oct. 2 on HBO. A new trailer was released recently that featured Dolores confronting her creator.

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