Watch: ‘Westworld’ Opening Credits Play Like a Miniature Arthouse Film

     October 3, 2016


HBO’s Game of Thrones has undoubtedly exerted a massive influence across the television landscape when it comes to the manner in which new shows are pitched, produced, and presented to audiences. The series was a game-changer. And as it approaches its final season on air, a new show is primed to take its place and possibly push the boundaries of genre TV even further.

That show is, of course, Westworld, HBO’s heir apparent to Game of Thrones that comes from showrunners Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, and is adapted from Michael Crichton‘s movie of the same name. Having just debuted this weekend, audiences got an introduction to the new world that sees synthetic humans acting out fictional narratives in order to entertain rich clients who attend the fully interactive experience. The very first introduction that most TV-watchers had to Westworld was the fantastic opening credits’ sequence, which you can now watch thanks to the magic of the Internet.

Check out the opening credits for HBO’s Westworld below:

Clearly the opening credits take some visual inspiration from Game of Thrones, but it’s worth noting that that show’s composer Ramin Djawadi also scores the music for Westworld. It’s a beautiful song, to be sure, one that perfectly accompanies the biotechnological construction of realistic beings from synthetic materials in an artful yet clinical fashion. Though it’s not nearly as memorable or catchy as the Game of Thrones theme, which you’re probably humming along with right now, it does seem to be a fitting complement to Westworld‘s thematic nature.

For more on Westworld, be sure to take a look at our recent write-ups below: