The San Diego Comic Con keeps on coming with trailers for Westworld & The Orville
Just when I finished that last post, two more trailers drop. I can’t keep up!
Westworld: Season 2
Based on the 1973 film of the same name, Westworld was a huge gamble for the American network HBO that thankfully paid off.
Set in a near future, Westworld is a huge theme park that allows guests to interact in a period recreation of the old west. The majority of the inhabitants are androids with amazing artificial intelligence that play out different scenarios for the guests. The androids respond to the guests and allow them to interact with the various plot lines.
As season one progressed, it transpires that the androids aren’t the mindless reusable props the company thinks they are and events slowly take a turn for the worse.
The second season of Westworld will air on HBO in 2018.
This new science fiction comedy show has been written and created by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy. That should already give you an idea of the tone of the series.
In what is essentially a spoof on Star Trek, The Orville is about Ed Mercer, an officer of the Planetary Union who gains his first starship command. However, his problems soon begin when he discovers his first officer is his ex-wife, Kelly.
Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book), The Orville will be about the crews and their relationships just as much as their exploration into deep space.
My only concern is the film Galaxy Quest did this so well back in 1999, can The Orville stretch it into a weekly series?
The Orville will air in the US on Fox starting September 10th.