Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris will lead the cast of HBO’s upcoming drama series Westworld to air next year, Time Warner Inc’s cable network said on Monday.
“Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name directed by Michael Crichton will be executively produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk while Interstellar’s co-writer Jonathan Nolan will pen the one-hour episodes.” While Crichton’s film explored a futuristic adult amusement park thrown into chaos after a robot malfunction, the HBO series is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” HBO did not confirm how many episodes the show will include, or an exact date from which it will begin air. Westworld will also star Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal and Simon Quarterman.
British actor Warren Clarke from Dalziel and Poscoe dies at 67
Actor Warren Clarke who starred in the British television series Dalziel and Pascoe and featured in the film A Clockwork Orange died on Wednesday at the age of 67, said his agency.
Independent Talent Group in London said Clarke died peacefully in his sleep after a short illness. “He will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. At this time we ask that you respect their privacy in their time of grief,” the agency said in a statement.
Clarke, who was born in Oldham, England, began his long career in television in the 1960’s and starred in the soap opera Coronation Street.
Before turning to acting he worked as a copy boy for the Manchester Evening News.
Clarke played opposite actor Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange in 1971 and most recently was best known for his television role as Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel in Dalziel and Pascoe which ran from 1996 to 2007.
Clarke was filming a new BBC adaptation of TV series Poldark (1975) before he died.