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HBO nabs 'Westworld' TV series from JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan
HBO is making a trip to "Westworld."
The pay cable network has given a pilot production commitment to a new TV series adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi thriller, which comes from writer Jonathan Nolan ("Person of Interest," "The Dark Knight Rises") and executive-producer JJ Abrams. According to Deadline, which broke the news, the series is described as "a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin." Nolan will direct the pilot episode, which he co-wrote with Lisa Joy ("Burn Notice").
This marks the second TV series adaptation of "Westworld" after 1980's short-lived "Beyond Westworld," which was canceled by CBS after only three episodes.