HBO’s ‘Westworld’ echoes the sex and violence of ‘Game of Thrones’ in new trailer

HBO’s Westworld may well be the next Game of Thrones. Judging by its first proper trailer, Westworld also shares one of the most heavily criticized features HBO’s most popular show: a passion for sexualized violence.Taking place in a Wild West theme park populated by humanoid robots, Westworld, which is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi/Western movie, is a thriller about artificial intelligence, spiced up by its faux-Western setting. It’s also got impressively high production values, with a budget of $54 million for its first 10-episode seasonWith Anthony Hopkins starring as the theme park’s director, and actors like Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden playing some of the androids, Westworld is clearly aiming for prestige drama status. The new trailer is tense and very NSFW, but doesn’t give much away about the show’s plot or characters.We’re…


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