Actress Lili Simmons (Bone Tomahawk) has joined the cast of upcoming HBO show Westworld in a recurring role at the same time that production on the series resumes, after being halted in January.
According to Deadline, Simmons has been on HBO's radar for while, previously appearing in the first season of True Detective, as well as in Banshee, which aired on sibling network Cinemax. Simmons joins an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Thandie Newton.
HBO's Westworld will be a TV adaption of the 1973 film of the same name. The 1973 sci-fi western was set in a high-tech theme park that was staffed by robots who authentically replicated Roman, cowboy and medieval times. After the park's computer system breaks down, the robots ran amok and guests found themselves stalked by a gunslinging robot.
Despite HBO releasing a teaser trailer at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con and promising a 2016 release, production was halted on the series in January, prompting speculation that the release date would be pushed. However, with this latest casting announcement, and the news that production has resumed, perhaps the show will be ready for the Fall season.
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