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HBO Confirms: Westworld will have 2015 Air Date

By Jacob Klein on Nov 17, 2014 to Westworld

Are you the type of person who thinks The Leftovers is just “too straghtforward”? Well, you might enjoy the mind games that HBO is playing with fans who are eager for any and all news about their upcoming series: Westworld starring… well, everybody.  And by everybody we mean: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood and more!  Need more convincing?  How about Jonathan Nolan and J.J Abrams at the helm?  Okay, you’re in– good.

Some have been worried about HBO’s 2015 schedule with Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and True Blood all going dark in the coming year. Westworld was dubbed “Hollywood’s Hottest Project” and most assumed it would be green lit eventually but we just weren’t sure when it would actually make it to air.  Today HBO teased us with this mind-bender:

Westworld: 2015.

That’s all we needed to know, HBO. We have no idea what that image means or is but we’re satisfied with that date.

They also tweeted this cryptic image which apparently means something to Westworld fans out there?
WestWorld

But the big news here is this: Westworld has a premiere date and it’s— in 2015!  This show could realistically be taking True Blood’s spot in the summer OR Boardwalk Empire’s spot in the fall. With the production slowdowns on True Detective one or the other series will take those slots.  Couple this with Scorsese’s new Music Drama set to premiere in 2015 and all three major holes are plugged in the HBO schedule. You aren’t in love with these series yet but if we know HBO (and yes, we do) you’re going to.

Want another taste?  Here’s some wagons and code and cowboys for ya:

We’ll update you with a more exact air date for Westworld when we have it.

(UPDATE) We just got the official word from HBO in the form of a brief press release:

HBO ORDERS WESTWORLD TO SERIES

Logline: WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.

Format: One-hour drama.

Production Companies: Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Executive Producer/Writer/Director: Jonathan Nolan.

Executive Producer/Writer: Lisa Joy.

Executive Producers: J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

Co-Executive Producer: Kathy Lingg.

Producer: Athena Wickham.

Co-Producer: Susie Ekins.

Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton.

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Miranda Otto, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman.

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8 Comments on "HBO Confirms: Westworld will have 2015 Air Date"

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Russell C.
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Westworld was one of the most enthralling and creepy sci-fi films I have ever seen. That theme begs for a modern overhaul!

stuicidle
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that code in the trailer looks very dodgy to me lol

Nahojism
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This is great, great news!

SerTahu
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When it comes to drama air dates, I’m currently thinking it will likely be:

Winter:
[Nothing]
Spring:
Game of Thrones (of course)
Summer:
True Detective & The Leftovers
Autumn:
Westworld
Winter 2016:
The Might Eighth, while they try and develop a drama to permanently take that slot.

Jacob Klein
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I can stop you there :) Winter is currently The Newsroom/Getting On/The Comeback which run through the end of the year. Also Girls/Looking/Togetherness in January. In Fall/Winter of 2015 we’ll either get Westworld/True Detective but we’ll also get Scorsese’s new series which has already filmed a pilot. Check out the link in the article :) So yeah, absolutely no gap plus there are a few other series in the works that could pop up at any moment such as The Bring, The Mighty 8th (though Im guessing that takes a full year to shoot/cut) and a few other smaller comedies… Read more »
Weds
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So to come up with a list of all the programming that will definitely be airing on HBO in 2015: Girls Looking Togetherness Game of Thrones Silicon Valley Veep Real Time with Bill Maher Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Vice True Detective The Leftovers Westworld And the following projects may or may not air in 2015: Baller’s The Brink Utopia Scorsese’s untitled rock & roll drama Getting On (if it’s renewed, and I hope it will be) Codes of Conduct Vice Principles Doll & Em (if HBO decides to air the second season) That’s a lot of programming, and… Read more »
larry
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Either way, I will be watching a lot of HBO :)

Jef Dinsmore
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That is a great rundown of all the titles. Thanks!

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