Big Premiere in 2015? HBO’s Sci-Fi Series Westworld Films Pilot in Utah


It’s been called the hottest TV project in existence right now. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood and many, many others HBO’s first step into modern science fiction is something to look out for if you care anything about the future of television. Oh, and did we mention that Jonathan Nolan and J.J Abrams are involved as well?

Can this thing be bigger or as big as Game of Thrones? Remember that when that fantasy series was first announced no one thought it would blow up the way it did.

Today we can confirm that filming has begun has concluded for the pilot of HBO’s Westworld. A casting call has been put out asking for “men and women of all ages” to be part of the filming in Moab, Utah.  Work was to take place earlier this month.

The show will also film at Warner Studios in Los Angeles as well when HBO inevitably orders it to series.

There has been a lot of speculation about what HBO will do about Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom and True Blood all fading to black this year.  Noting that filming has already begun we’d expect the pilot to be complete sometime this year, an approval (or disapproval) from HBO in early 2015 with the show ready to complete filming and wrap in Spring 2015.  The show could be ready to air as early as True Blood’s old time slot (June 2015).   True Detective season 2 will also be in the can by that time.  Martin Scorsese & Terrance Winter’s new project will also be ready for next year, it appears.

This gives HBO some choices for the 2015 air date schedule.  Three shows exit while three potentially major hits come into their own. Are you worried about HBO’s 2015 schedule? We’re not.

Look for Westworld sometime next year.


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