HBO’s new flagship show, Westworld, to premiere at the same minute as US, exclusively on OSN

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New drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden and Thandie Newton

Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins

Dubai, UAE: OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network is excited to premiere HBO’s latest big-budget series, Westworld, exclusively to its subscribers at the same minute as the US, on Monday 3 October, 2016 at 4am, KSA, on OSN Play and OSN On Demand. Subscribers can also watch the series kick-off on OSN First HD-Home of HBO, at 10pm, KSA, on the same day.

This latest big production from HBO takes viewers on a journey in the futuristic Wild West theme park, founded by brilliant and complicated Dr Robert Ford, played by veteran actor Anthony Hopkins (Academy Award winner for The Silence of the Lambs). Hopkins is joined on screen by a stellar cast of actors including Ed Harris (Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee for HBO’s Game Change), as The Man in Black – the distillation of pure villainy into one man; Evan Rachel Wood (Golden Globe nominee for Thirteen) as Dolores Abernathy, a provincial rancher’s daughter, who begins to discover that her entire idyllic existence is an elaborately constructed lie; James Marsden (the X-Men films) stars as Teddy Flood, the charming newcomer, and Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II) plays the beautiful and razor-sharp Maeve Millay.

Created for television by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and Lisa Joy (Pushing Daisies, Burn Notice), Westworld is a hugely anticipated show with the hallmark production values, strong plot and storylines that are synonymous with HBO, and was inspired by the 1973 motion picture Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton.

The series centres on the dawn of artificial intelligence and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Co-creator Nolan explains, “Building on the incredibly evocative concept of the original film, we wanted to pose the question: If you could be completely immersed in a fantasy, one in which you could do whatever you wanted, would you discover things about yourself that you didn’t want to know?”

Co-creator Joy adds, “We also wanted to explore what it means to be human from the outside in – through the eyes of the ‘hosts’: the lifelike AI characters that are the main attractions of the park. It’s a meditation on consciousness – the blessing and the burden of it – beautifully portrayed by our remarkable cast.”

Viewers can also experience more of Westworld, through exclusive behind-the-scenes clips on OSN On Demand, OSN Play and osn.com. The exclusive footage takes viewers on a tour of the set with the cast and creators, and gives an insight into the characters that inhibit this intriguing environment.

OSN is the home of world-class, award-winning exclusive content, and with HBO taking the largest haul of awards at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards earlier this month, we can ensure that our customers always enjoy the best shows, first and exclusively.

Watch Westworld at the same minute as the US on Mondays at 4am KSA, on OSN Play and OSN On Demand, and OSN First HD-Home of HBO, at 10pm KSA, from 3 October.

About OSN:

OSN is the ultimate destination for the widest choice of brand new premium Western, Arabic, South Asian (Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam and Tamil) and Filipino entertainment in the Middle East and Africa.

OSN is the home to over 150 channels and services filled with great value entertainment, offering viewers in the MENA region exclusive access to the latest blockbuster movies, top rated series, sports, documentaries, news, kid’s entertainment and live talk shows. The movie offering includes over a 100 uncut and uninterrupted movie premieres a month.

OSN boasts the most comprehensive portfolio of exclusive rights from all the major studios including Warner Brothers, Paramount, Fox, Disney, Sony, MGM, NBC Universal, HBO and DreamWorks and offers access to the world’s leading television brands including Disney channel, Sky News, Discovery Network and National Geographic.

Launched in August 2013, OSN Pehla brings the best of Bollywood movies and premium cricket, including exclusive telecast rights of international tournaments such as the ICC Cricket World Cup and Indian cricket, through leading sports channels OSN Sports Cricket HD and Ten Cricket.

As the leader in innovation, OSN has changed the TV viewing experience by bringing quality entertainment through 65 High Definition channels and is currently the only network offering a full HD bouquet of channels as well as 3D entertainment in the region.

OSN was the first to launch the OSN DVR HD; the regions first online TV platform, OSN Play; the regions first 3D, HD, internet enabled satellite receiver and recorder, OSN Plus HD and the region’s first VOD service, OSN on Demand offering viewers the opportunity to watch over 1000 movies and 52 latest seasons of the top series, all available in full HD quality and Dolby Digital sound.

September 2012 saw the launch of OSN’s rewards programme, OSN Privileges, offering subscribers money can’t buy experiences, special offers and premium prizes all year round.

Addressing the changing viewing habits of consumers across the region, in May 2014, OSN launched ‘GO’, an online TV service providing subscribers access to thousands of hours of premium entertainment, contract and commitment-free.

The OSN platform is owned and operated by Panther Media Group Limited; a company registered in DIFC, and is owned by KIPCO and Mawarid Group Limited.