Westworld (TV series)
by Michael Crichton
|Theme music composer||Ramin Djawadi|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||1 (list of episodes)|
|Location(s)||Castle Valley, Utah
Simi Valley, California
Agoura Hills, California
Universal City, California
Los Angeles, California
|Running time||57–69 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||October 2, 2016 – present|
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Westworld is an American science fiction thriller television series developed by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. 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.
Described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin,” the series tells the story of a futuristic theme park called Westworld.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|2||“Chestnut“||Richard J. Lewis||Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy||October 7, 2016(online)
October 9, 2016 (HBO)
William enters the park with Logan, and is shocked at how casually Logan mistreats the Hosts. William then begins to take an interest in Dolores. Westworld’s employees look into the dissonant behaviors of various Hosts, with Bernard secretly taking a keen interest in Dolores. At night, Dolores returns home and digs up a gun from her yard. Meanwhile, after Dolores whispers Peter’s words to her, Maeve begins to behave strangely as she starts receiving visions of her past lives. The staff notice Maeve’s odd behavior, and combined with her declining popularity among the guests, decide to decommission her. However, during her regular maintenance, Maeve has a dream of her living a different role as a single mother who is attacked by Native Americans and then by the Man in Black. She then suddenly awakes and wanders through the Westworld control center before being subdued by the staff, who believe that they simply forgot to put her into sleep mode. The Man in Black continues his hunt for a deeper level in the park, interrogating a Host until the Host’s daughter gives him another clue. Ford decides to wander into Westworld and hikes with child Host before coming across a shrine in the desert. It is then revealed that Bernard and Theresa have a romantic relationship. Lee then presents his new narrative, which would have guests fighting through hordes of hostile Native Americans. Ford vetoes Lee’s narrative, insisting that they replace it with his own “original” narrative, which he shows Bernard a part of; a Christian religious monument in the outlands.