In one of the clearest signs yet that it’s entered the popular imagination, “Westworld” has gotten the retro-credits-sequence treatment. “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad” are among the many other shows to be so honored — “Stranger Things” probably is as well, though it would be redundant — and now the HBO drama has joined their ranks. Watch below.
As you might have guessed, the faux credits imagine “Westworld” as an ’80s throwback complete with synth music and spaced-out animation. Tom Gosling designed the sequence. The show, which recently aired its season-one finale, is based on the 1973 film of the same name from Michael Crichton; it also takes partial inspiration from “Futureworld,” the movie’s 1976 sequel, and is preceded by another TV adaptation, 1980’s “Beyond Westworld.”
Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden and Tessa Thompson are among the stars of the sci-fi/western drama, which was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season. The show is expected to return in 2018.