“Westworld’s” first episode became HBO’s highest-viewed premiere since the first season of “True Detective,” bringing in 3.3 million viewers, according to Variety. Now two days after its debut, the first episode titled “The Original” is available to stream online for free on HBO.com.
Co-created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the sci-fi drama, inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name, investigates the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Ed Harris and Thandie Newton, among others, co-star.
Take a trip.
— Westworld (@WestworldHBO) October 4, 2016
The drama has been praised by critics, with many calling it “must-see TV.” In her A- review, IndieWire’s Liz Shannon Miller wrote that the first episode “introduces some existential themes, some big secrets and a dynamite cast that’s fully engaged with this fake Wild West.” Adding, she “can’t wait to get a few more answers” in the upcoming episodes.
Check out the first episode by clicking here.
“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.