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HBO’s futuristic ‘Westworld’ premieres in the Southeast

SKY brings viewers back to the distinct universe of Westworld, HBO’s Emmy-award winning science fiction drama series as it premieres today at 9:00 a.m., with a same-day primetime replay at 10:00 p.m..

The drama, which debuted in 2016, tackles the rise of artificial consciousness and set in a wild west-themed amusement park populated by humanoid robots with artificial intelligence. The series boasts an ensemble cast which includes Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ben Barnes, and Ed Harris. 

At the exclusive media preview held on Thursday, members of the press and select SKY subscribers saw the first part of the ten-episode series that airs on HBO and HBO Go.

 Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy and James Marsden as Teddy Flood.
 
“Reception of the series has been largely positive, and it had the highest rated season premiere for HBO originals. It even rated higher than that of Game of Thrones’,” the program host said and added, “We are lucky enough to see the first episode four days ahead of our US counterparts.” 

In its second season, the show delves deeper into the uprising of the robots that have now become sentient entities. After the chaos toward the end of Season 1, the fate of the entire Westworld was left uncertain.

It picks up from the commotion of the ending of the first season when runners of the amusement park were killed and the robots now have free reign over the park. 

The first episode features the debut performance of Fares Fares as series regular and the return of Ed Harris reprising his sinister role.

Ed Harris as the Man in Black, a sadistic veteran guest to the park looking to uncover Westworld's innermost secrets.
Meanwhile, Maeve (Thandie Newton), now leads the humanoid uprising and believes her daughter is still out there somewhere in Westworld or in the adjacent property. The first episode reveals the start of her search of her daughter. 

The action is expected to intensify as well as the complexity of the mysteries as the season goes through its entire run. 

A new episode airs every Monday at 9:00 a.m. on HBO with a same-day primetime encore at 10:00 p.m.. It’s also available on HBO GO, best-viewed with the fiber-powered broadband of One SKY and exclusively available on SKY. Visit www.mysky.com.ph for more information. 

Topics: SKY , brings , viewers , distinct , universe , Westworld , HBO , Evan Rachel Wood , James Marsden , Thandie Newton , Ben Barnes , Ed Harris
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