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Jonathan Nolan says 'Westworld' will be dark, subversive sci-fi -- exclusive photo

Combine the obsessive detail of Disneyland, the populated virtual immersion of World of Warcraft, and the sinful catering of Las Vegas and you’re still nowhere close to the anything-goes theme park in HBO’s new sci-fi series Westworld.

Based on visionary author Michael Crichton’s classic 1973 film about androids run amuck in a high-tech tourist destination, the show’s producers—including Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar) and J.J. Abrams (Star Trek), Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk —have lured marquee stars (Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and Ed Harris) with a dark look at the consequences of our exponentially advancing technology. READ FULL STORY

6 key pieces of intel about the 'Person of Interest' season 4 premiere

After escaping assassination by the hostile surveillance system Samaritan in the season 3 finale, Team Machine finds itself using guerrilla tactics to survive in a new world order when Person of Interest returns for its fourth season.

According to star Michael Emerson, “The whole team is in a state of confusion and distress. No place is safe.” Executive producer Greg Plageman confirms, “Whereas we once lived in a world where the Machine was watching, now there’s another kind of machine, and it’s quite hostile to our guys. The title of the premiere, ‘Panopticon,’ kind of sums up what are characters are dealing with this season.” Creator Jonathan Nolan adds that this season as a whole ponders a future when “the data stops working for us, and we start working for the data. We become the robots.”

Below, Nolan, Plageman, and Emerson offer six key insights as to how living off the grid (and “under a rock,” per the season four promo will change the dynamics for Team Machine from tonight premiere—and beyond. READ FULL STORY

'Person of Interest' on-set report: Filming [SPOILER]'s last scene

Person of Interest fans are probably still reeling from Tuesday’s gut-wrenching episode, which [SPOILER ALERT!] saw the shocking demise of Taraji P. Henson’s tough-as-nails cop Joss Carter.

So what does a set feel like when a show is filming one of its main character’s final scenes?
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