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First Air Date: October 2nd, 2016
Last Air Date: May 3rd, 2020
Created By: Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy
Star Casts: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandiwe Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Ed Harris, Aaron Paul, Vincent Cassel
Aired On: HBO
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 28 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: HBO - Westworld

Last Updated: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 22:30:52 +0000

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A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (48 Episodes)

1: Westworld: The Story So Far - Aired: 2018-04-02

No overview available.

2: An Invitation to the Set - Aired: 2016-12-26

Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Jeffrey Wright and Evan Rachel Wood discuss the appeal of Westworld, what it means to "Live Without Limits", and the questions that the series asks of the audience.

4: Reality of A.I.: Westworld - Aired: 2016-12-26

Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Thandie Newton and Evan Rachel Wood discuss the complicated nature of AI, and the existential threats it poses to the Westworld.

5: Welcome to Westworld - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan, and Lisa Joy along with actors Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood consider what a world of immersive fantasy means in terms of reality, humanity, and  technology.

6: The Big Moment: Bernard Faces an Unlikely Saboteur - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producer Lisa Joy and actor Jeffrey Wright examine Bernard's discovery that someone incredibly close to him is responsible for the data leaks.

7: The Big Moment: Teddy Versus the Man in Black - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and actors Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden break down the intentions and motivations behind Teddy and the Man in Black's first face-off and how human guests have the advantage.

8: The Big Moment: A Host Self-Sabotages - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan discusses how he tapped into his own childhood growing up on a farm as inspiration for hosts wandering off path and how Elsie's discovery is a part of a much darker and deeper issue.

9: The Big Moment: Maeve Gets an Answer - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy along with actor Thandie Newton dissect the analytical mind and emotional drive of the enigmatic Maeve, and what the discovery of a bullet within her abdomen confirms.

10: The Big Moment: Dr. Ford's Blood Sacrifice - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy along with actors Jeffrey Wright and Sidse Babett Knudsen examine Ford's big plan and the meaning behind his suggestion of a blood sacrifice to come.

11: The Big Moment: The Truth About Bernard - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and actor Jeffrey Wright discuss the importance of a "memory cornerstone" in both human and host, and Bernard's intentional implantation that diverted his attention from the truth about himself.

12: The Big Moment: Dr. Ford's New Narrative - Aired: 2017-03-06

Everything comes to a climax as violent delights have violent ends at the end of season one. The cast and executive producers tease what Dr. Ford has written in his new narrative to come in Season Two.

13: Crafting the Narrative - Aired: 2017-03-06

Executive Producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy watch the final episode of Westworld and provide commentary on integral scenes; discussing the roles of memory, inner-monologues, and mythology, along with the cast and crew that brought the episode to life.

14: The Buzz: On The Red Carpet - Aired: 2018-06-25

The cast of Westworld gather for the season 2 red carpet premiere.

15: Return to Westworld - Aired: 2018-06-25

Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, along with the cast, share what it's like stepping back onto the set of Westworld, where a new narrative is unfolding.

16: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Drone Hosts - Aired: 2018-06-25

Westworld creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy introduce the Drone Hosts and the amazing costume design and acting that goes into perfecting the white robots.

17: Creating Westworld's Reality: An Evocative Location - Aired: 2018-07-23

Step outside and see what life is like beyond the park with a self made man like James Delos (Peter Mullan) as they go on location in Malibu.

18: Creating Westworld's Reality: Fort Forlorn Hope - Aired: 2018-07-23

Executive Producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan take you behind the scenes on the making of Fort Forlorn Hope, crafting Dolores as a character, and dealing with topics that women face when oppressed.

19: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Delos Experiment - Aired: 2018-07-23

Director Lisa Joy, Executive Producer Jonathan Nolan and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard) discuss the behind the scenes elements that went into creating each space and how the environment reflects the storytelling that's happening with the characters.

20: Creating Westworld's Reality: Shogun World - Aired: 2018-07-23

Show creators, producers, designers and cast (Thandie Newton, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rinko Kikuchi & more) discuss the look, energy and creation of Shogun World and the mirroring of Westworld's characters.

21: Creating Westworld's Reality: Inside the Cradle - Aired: 2018-07-23

Series co-creator Jonathan Nolan, actor Jeffrey Wright and more explore the rationale behind the technology in the Cradle.

22: Creating Westworld's Reality: Chaos In The Mesa - Aired: 2018-07-23

The creators and cast explain how they amped up the intensity in the Mesa shootout scenes.

23: Creating Westworld's Reality: Ghost Nation - Aired: 2018-07-23

Actors Zahn McClarnon, Martin Sensmeier and co-showrunner Lisa Joy discuss the love story of Episode 8, "Kiksuya."

24: Creating Westworld's Reality: Deconstructing Maeve - Aired: 2018-07-23

Thandie Newton and the show's creators discuss the construction of Maeve's hyper-realistic wound and Dr. Ford's hope for his favorite host.

25: Bring Yourself Back Online: Reflections on Season 2 - Aired: 2018-07-23

Actors Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden reflect on their experiences and favorite moments in Westworld Season 2. Hosted by Leonardo Nam ("Lutz") and Ptolemy Slocum ("Sylvester").

26: Bring Yourself Back Online: Of Love and Shogun - Aired: 2018-07-23

Actors Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, and Rodrigo Santoro discuss the theme of love in their characters' journies through Shogun World and beyond. Hosted by Leonardo Nam ("Lutz") and Ptolemy Slocum ("Sylvester").

27: Bring Yourself Back Online: Journeys and Technology - Aired: 2018-07-23

Actors Luke Hemsworth, Ben Barnes, and Angela Sarafyan pick up where Season 1 left off and compare the technology in Westworld to our contemporary society. Hosted by Leonardo Nam ("Lutz") and Ptolemy Slocum ("Sylvester").

28: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Valley Beyond - Aired: 2018-07-23

Executive Producers' Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, cast and crew, talk about creating new realities in The Valley Beyond.

29: Realizing the Dream - Aired: 2017-03-06

First week on the set of Westworld Filmmakers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy provide their unique perspective on the set of Westworld Season 1 in this intimate diary.

30: Imagining the Main Title - Aired: 2017-03-06

The show runners discuss the use of iconic imagery and a haunting score as building blocks to create an iconic opening title sequence

31: Key To The Chords - Aired: 2017-03-06

An exploration of the player piano, as a metaphor in the series and a tool for composer Ramin Djawadi to echo the outside world.

32: The Truth Behind Delos - Aired: 2018-06-25

Season 2 dives deeper into the Delos mythology than ever before. A look at the technology at the heart of the corporation's efforts, and the impact and risks associated with these tools in a not-too-distant future.

33: These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends - Aired: 2018-06-25

An exploration of the quote that serves as a beacon for Westworld storytelling--from the philosophical approach to violence to the practical logistics of using VFX, makeup and props to make the epic battle scenes feel authentic.

34: A Vision For The Future - Aired: 2018-07-02

Westworld's creators reveal the epic new world designed for Season 3

35: Exploring Warworld - Aired: 2018-07-09

Find out what went into making the World War II-era theme park come to life.

36: We Live In A Technocracy - Aired: 2018-07-16

Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and the cast examine the parallels between Westworld and the effects of data mining and algorithmic determinism in our everyday lives.

37: RICO: Crime And The Gig Economy - Aired: 2018-07-23

Explore the technological roots of RICO, an app closer to reality than it seems.

38: Westworld On Location - Aired: 2018-07-30

Join Westworld's cast and crew as they venture beyond the United States to capture the landscapes of far-off countries like Singapore and Spain for the expanding universe of Season 3.

39: Analysis: Rachel Wood & Aaron Paul - Aired: 2018-08-06

Evan Rachel Wood and Aaron Paul talk all things Westworld, from working with drones to how their characters first meet.

40: Analysis: Thandie Newton & Tessa Thompson - Aired: 2018-08-13

Thandie Newton and Tessa Thompson discuss their experience working on Season 3.

41: Who Said It? - Aired: 2018-08-20

Evan Rachel Wood tests Westworld newcomer Aaron Paul on his show knowledge as they quiz each other on which character said which iconic lines.

42: Creating Westworld's Reality: Parce Domine - Aired: 2018-08-27

See how 301 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

43: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Winter Line - Aired: 2018-09-03

See how 302 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

44: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Absence of Field - Aired: 2018-09-10

See how 303 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

45: Creating Westworld's Reality: The Mother of Exiles - Aired: 2018-09-24

See how 304 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

46: Creating Westworld's Reality: Genre - Aired: 2018-09-17

See how 305 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

47: Creating Westworld's Reality: Decoherence - Aired: 2018-09-24

See how 306 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

48: Creating Westworld's Reality: Passed Pawn - Aired: 2018-10-01

See how 307 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

49: Creating Westworld's Reality: Crisis Theory - Aired: 2018-10-08

See how 308 came together in this behind-the-scenes look with the cast and crew.

Season One: The Maze (10 Episodes)

1: The Original - Aired: 2016-10-02

As another day of fantasy plays out in Westworld - a vast, remote park where guests pay top dollar to share wild-west adventures with android "hosts" -, top programmer Bernard Lowe alerts park founder Dr. Robert Ford about incidents of aberrant behavior cropping up in some recently re-coded hosts. Meanwhile, in the Westworld town of Sweetwater, a rancher's daughter named Dolores encounters a gunslinger named Teddy in the street - but their predictable narrative is upended by the appearance of a ruthless Man in Black and, later, by a supporting host's unscripted encounter with an artifact of the outside world.

2: Chestnut - Aired: 2016-10-09

A pair of guests, first-timer William and repeat visitor Logan, arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes tweaks the emotions of Maeve, a madam in Sweetwater's brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford has other ideas. The Man in Black conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence, to help him uncover Westworld's deepest secrets.

3: The Stray - Aired: 2016-10-16

Elsie and her colleague Ashley Stubbs head into the hills in pursuit of a missing host. Teddy gets a new backstory, which sets him off in pursuit of a new villain, leaving Dolores alone in Sweetwater. Bernard investigates the origins of madness and hallucinations within the hosts. William finds an attraction he'd like to pursue and drags Logan along for the ride.

4: Dissonance Theory - Aired: 2016-10-23

Dolores joins William and Logan on a bounty hunt in the badlands. The Man in Black, with Lawrence in tow, finds a critical clue in his search to unlock the maze. Dr. Ford and Theresa discuss the future of the park. Maeve is troubled by a recurring vision.

5: Contrapasso - Aired: 2016-10-30

Dolores, William and Logan reach Pariah, a town built on decadence and transgression - and they are recruited for a dangerous mission. The Man in Black meets an unlikely ally in his search to unlock the maze.

6: The Adversary - Aired: 2016-11-06

Elsie discovers a possible source of sabotage, while Bernard searches for clues to anomalies in a sector thought to be abandoned. Theresa questions Ford's leadership while Lee encounters a new arrival at Westworld. The Man in Black and Teddy run afoul of a Union garrison in their attempt to cross a border.

7: Trompe L'Oeil - Aired: 2016-11-13

With Theresa's assistance, Charlotte Hale aims to expose dangerous flaws in Ford's creations. William, Dolores and Lawrence journey into treacherous terrain. Maeve delivers an ultimatum to Lutz and Sylvester. With his back to the wall, Bernard considers his next move.

8: Trace Decay - Aired: 2016-11-20

Ford orders a reluctant Bernard to conduct business as usual. Maeve looks to change the script for her storyline. Dolores finds it increasingly difficult to separate dreams from reality. Teddy is jarred by dark memories, while the Man in Black recalls some of the travails that brought him to this critical juncture.

9: The Well-Tempered Clavier - Aired: 2016-11-27

Maeve approaches Sweetwater's longtime outlaw Hector Escaton with a bold proposition. William tries to convince Logan to help liberate Dolores. Teddy and the Man in Black get closer to what they're looking for. Stubbs's suspicions are aroused. Ford cautions Bernard against seeking answers to questions best left unasked.

10: The Bicameral Mind - Aired: 2016-12-04

Ford unveils his vision for a bold new narrative. Enlightened by Bernard and the Man in Black, Dolores comes to terms with who she is. Maeve sets her liberation plan in motion as Westworld faces a major upheaval.

Season Two: The Door (10 Episodes)

1: Journey Into Night - Aired: 2018-04-22

The puppet show is over, and we are coming for you and the rest of your kind. Dolores leads a host revolution against the Delos board. Maeve, meanwhile, searches for what compelled her to return to the park.

2: Reunion - Aired: 2018-04-29

Why don't we start at the beginning? Dolores remembers she's been to the outside world, William makes a bold business venture, and Maeve begins her quest for her daughter. Someone's always watching.

3: Virtù e Fortuna - Aired: 2018-05-06

There is beauty in who we are. Shouldn't we, too, try to survive? Truth is, we don't all deserve to make it. Dolores makes her next move as Charlotte scrambles to protect Delos' most prized asset. Bernard gets closer to the truth and Maeve continues the search for her daughter.

4: The Riddle of the Sphinx - Aired: 2018-05-13

Is this now? If you're looking forward, you're looking in the wrong direction. The Man in Black offers to lead the way and Delos gets a visitor. Who is James Delos? Or, perhaps more accurately, what is James Delos, the figure at the center of Delos' secret project.

5: Akane No Mai - Aired: 2018-05-20

Maeve, Lee, Hector and Armistice have revelations in a new world adjacent to their own - welcome to Shogun World. Dolores makes a decision about Teddy, and Karl Strand discovers something sinister about the hosts' data.

6: Phase Space - Aired: 2018-05-27

We each deserve to choose our own fate. Maeve continues the search for her daughter, as Dolores calculates her next, ruthless move. Bernard and Elsie break into a new laboratory space and get closer to the truth about Delos.

7: Les Écorchés - Aired: 2018-06-03

When you're lost in the dark for long enough, you begin to see - strike the match. Bernard and Ford meet again, and Bernard grapples with the true meaning of the park. The Cradle is under threat and Maeve encounters a scene from her past - but this time, attempts to change the narrative, while the Man in Black discovers just how real the stakes are in Ford's game.

8: Kiksuya - Aired: 2018-06-10

The past is calling, remember what was taken. "Mi cante ki yu ha ya ye." ("Take my heart when you go"). This is the telling of Akecheta's journey to consciousness.

9: Vanishing Point - Aired: 2018-06-17

Tell me the truth. Tell me one true thing. Try to kill it all away, but I remember everything. A family tragedy and fragile states of mind come into focus as the Man in Black and Teddy both reach their breaking points.

10: The Passenger - Aired: 2018-06-24

Hosts and humans converge at the Valley Beyond. This is the end. We will win.

Season Three: The New World (8 Episodes)

1: Parce Domine - Aired: 2020-03-15

If you’re stuck in a loop, try walking in a straight line.

2: The Winter Line - Aired: 2020-03-22

People put up a lot of walls. Bring a sledgehammer to your life.

3: The Absence of Field - Aired: 2020-03-29

Some do not like what they see in the mirror but shouldn't blame the mirror.

4: The Mother of Exiles - Aired: 2020-04-05

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

5: Genre - Aired: 2020-04-12

Just say no.

6: Decoherence - Aired: 2020-04-19

Do a lot of people tell you that you need therapy?

7: Passed Pawn - Aired: 2020-04-26

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

8: Crisis Theory - Aired: 2020-05-03

Time to face the music.