I've seen the pilot of HBO's Westworld, and I'm currently working on a piece detailing my thoughts about it that I'll probably publish the Monday morning after the show debuts. For now, though, I'll just say that the show is off to a very good start. It grapples with some serious, complex themes, and this new introductory featurette touches on a few of those:
This one gives you a bit of an idea of how the robotic occupants of Westworld (called "hosts" in the show) live, and what happens when they start remembering things from past "lives" they've lived:
And finally, HBO released a brand new poster (above) which I consider to be a massive improvement from the Vitruvian Man-esque first poster. This one is a close-up of an eye, and you can see the mesas and landscapes of Westworld circling the inside of the iris. It's a nice blending of the two genres — western and sci-fi — that hold the show together.
Westworld premieres on October 2nd, 2016, so stay tuned for my take on the show right after that.