Westworld is an American science fiction thriller television series. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.It is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton.
2. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk with Nolan directing the pilot. The first episode premiered on October 2, 2016.
3. The series takes place in the fictional theme park of Westworld, a technologically advanced, Western theme park populated completely by synthetic androids dubbed “Hosts”, who cater to high paying visitors dubbed “Newcomers”, who can do what they wish within the park without fear of retaliation from the Hosts.
4. Warner Bros. had been considering a remake of Westworld since the early 1990s and after the departure of studio executive Jessica Goodman in 2011, the project was again under consideration.
5. A feature film remake did not happen, and on August 31, 2013, it was announced that premium cable channel HBO had ordered a pilot for a potential television series version of the story, with Jonathan Nolan directing and co-writing with Lisa Joy. Nolan, Joy, J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are executive producers.
6. HBO announced on November 17, 2014, that Westworld had been taken to series and would premiere in 2015.
7. In August 2015, HBO released the first teaser which revealed it would premiere in 2016.
8. It is the second series based on Crichton’s original story after the 1980s Beyond Westworld, which aired only three episodes on CBS before being cancelled.
9. The series’ title sequence was created by production studio Elastic, which had previously created the title sequences for Rome, Carnivale and Game of Thrones for HBO.
10. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ten episodes were produced on an estimated $100 million budget, on par with HBO’s rock drama Vinyl which got cancelled after just one season.