Miranda Otto is the Latest to Head to Westworld

Both written and directed by Michael Crichton, the original Westworld takes place in a future amusement park wherein visitors interact with androids in recreations of famous historical environments. When something goes wrong, however, the androids turn deadly.

Westworld received a sequel, Futureworld, in 1976 and was spun off into a short-lived series, “Beyond Westworld,” in 1980.

Otto, who recently starred on the FOX series “Rake,” will play Virginia Pittman, a woman described by the outlet as follows:

“Virginia Pittman [is] the head of the quality assurance department [and her] brutal honesty with her colleagues and ruthless efficiency in dealing with malfunctioning ‘property’ have made her a formidable and unpredictable power player in Westworld.”

HBO has already given the planned series a pilot commitment with Jonah Nolan directing the pilot and writing alongside his wife (and “Burn Notice” scribe) Lisa Joy.

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