Watch a preview of Sky Atlantic's major new JJ Abrams drama, Westworld

Sky Atlantic brings HBO’s latest goldstandard series to the UK as the dark odyssey Westworld, from JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan and starring an A-list cast including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton, arrives in October. The Old West has lived on in our collective consciousness as a place of lawlessness, greed and, most of all, freedom.

As technology moves forward, and our civil liberties and privacy appear to be increasingly monitored, imagine you could, for the price of admission, go back to the American Frontier to live out your fantasies – be they noble and idealised, or dark and depraved. In the near future, this is exactly what the hedonistic Westworld offers. Patrons can indulge any human appetite by living out their deepest desires through the synthetic denizens within.

Controlled by the most advanced artificial intelligence developed, you’re not going to believe they’re not real. In fact, they don’t believe it either.

Westworld comes to Sky Atlantic this October.