Westworld was HBO's biggest series premiere and here's why audiences are already hooked 2 years ago

Westworld was HBO's biggest series premiere and here's why audiences are already hooked

It aired tonight and people are gripped.

We've had our eye on Westworld for quite some time now and the new sci-fi/Western has just aired on Sky Atlantic.

The series is based on Michael Crichton's novel about a futuristic theme park that's populated by artificial beings and the brief synopsis of the first episode reads:  "Programmer Bernard is suspicious about incidents of aberrant behavior in the re-coded hosts; Dolores encounters gunslinger Teddy, a ruthless Man in Black, and an unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world".

In the US alone, the first episodes drew an audience of  3.3 million viewers which made it HBO’s biggest series premiere since the first season of True Detective. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright, Westworld has already got plenty of people gripped.

The opening credits are absolutely mesmeric.

Here's the trailer in case you haven't seen it.