8. Westworld Would Not Exist Without Game Of Thrones
Westworld’s co-creator and director Jonathan Nolan has been candid about how his futuristic science fiction Western fantasy series would have never happened were it not for its sibling series Game of Thrones. The carnal depictions of lust and violence in Game of Thrones is said to have made it possible to explore a theme park in which people pay good sums of money to enact their most curious, however disturbing, sexual and violent fantasies. Not only that, but Game of Thrones’ vast, sweeping cinematic, and visual style was probably more suited for the multiplex. Until HBO took a chance by putting it on the small screen in 2011, television audiences were not accustomed to such grand production value in a TV show. With Game of Thrones paving the way, Westworld was ripe for development, and co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy went to work.