To take your mind off tonight's True Detective finale, turn to another super mysterious HBO drama: Westworld. The series, which is scheduled to come out next year, is an adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi thriller by the same name. Described as a "dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin," the original movie is about a futuristic theme park of saloons and cowboys—things get complicated when a robot gunslinger kills a man. Ominous.
The teaser, like any good first sneak peak, gives nothing away about the adaptation. Set to spooky music, the video shows a desolate-looking Evan Rachel Woods sitting in a chair in a dark room (or is it a dream?) as she answers questions from a man who presumably wants to help her, but who knows at this point? There's not enough context and did we mention the music? Anything could happen.
The drama was produced by certifiable brain trust J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Jonathan Nolan. As if we needed another reason to watch, Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, and Thandie Newton also star. Alright, alright, HBO—our expectations have been set. Watch the clip above.