HBO Announces ‘Westworld’ Order via Cryptic Tweets and a Vine

By Adam Flomenbaum 

westworldHBO on Monday announced that it has picked up ‘Westworld’ via a series of cryptic tweets and a Vine.

‘Westworld’ is based on the 1973 film of the same name written and directed by Michael Crichton. The series is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin” and will feature a star-studded cast led by Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, and Evan Rachel Wood.

The series was announced in July, but HBO officially ordered the first season on Monday. They took to Twitter and Vine (the Vine is the first piece of official content for the series) to make the announcement. See the Storify below for how it all unfolded: