15 Westworld Facts You Should Know


1. It is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton.

2.The Budget For Season One Was a $100 Million!

3.Theresa Cullen Was Originally Going To Be Played By Miranda Otto!


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.HBO’s TV Show Is Not The First Attempt At Reviving The Original Movie

6. 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.

7. The per-episode budget is said to be anywhere from $8 million to $10 million. HBO paid a massive undisclosed licensing fee to Warner Bros. Television for airing the series.


8. Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood were the first cast members to be formally announced, taking on the roles of Dr. Robert Ford and Dolores Abernathy, respectively.

9. James Marsden and Eddie Rouse were also added to the cast. Ed Harris was cast in a key villain role, known only as the Man in Black.

10.Rumor suggests that Quentin Tarantino was asked to helm the reboot, But he declined.

11. Filming locations in California included Santa Clarita, at Melody Ranch in Newhall and at Paramount Ranch in Agoura.

12. On Metacritic, the first season has a score of 73 out of 100 based on 40 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.


13. The editors of TV Guide has placed Westworld fifth among the top ten picks for the most anticipated new shows of the 2016-17 season.

14. Internationally, the series was acquired in Australia by Showcase with each episode screening at the same time as the U.S. broadcast.

15. Quentin Tarantino was asked to helm this remake, but he declined.


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