A television series based on Michael Crichton’s sci-fi thriller Westworld is to be made into a TV series, according to Deadline.
J.J. Abrams and Jonah Nolan are said to be teaming with Warner Bros. Television’s Jerry Weintraub for the series which will air on HBO.
The original film, both written and directed by Crichton, takes place in a future amusement park wherein visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. When something goes wrong, however, the androids turn deadly.
Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and was spun off into a short-lived series, “Beyond Westworld,” in 1980.