Where to watch Westworld in Australia
Robotic cowboys, a Wild West amusement park and a mysterious man in black await in the sci-fi thriller series Westworld.
Years before Michael Crichton rose to fame with the dino-riffic Jurassic Park, the American novelist and director explored a different kind of technological tourist trap with his 1973 movie Westworld. Now, over four decades later, HBO has brought the movie to the small screen with the Westworld TV series. Starring James Marsden (27 Dresses, 30 Rock), Ed Harris (Apollo 13, The Way Back) and Australia's own Luke Hemsworth (Blue Heelers, Neighbours), the show has already proven hugely popular and has become the most-watched original series on HBO.
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As you might have guessed from the name, Westworld is set in an amusement park with a Wild West theme, but like all good sci-fi thrillers, there's a lot more happening under the surface than appearances suggest. If the prospect of gun-slinging androids, deadly conspiracies and the existential implications of simulating life has you reaching for your cowboy hat, you're in luck. Here's everywhere you can watch Westworld in Australia:
When a mysterious guest, known only as the Man in Black, arrives in Westworld, a wave of bizarre behaviour begins to spread throughout the park's android hosts. No longer bound by their programming, the hosts take park guests on increasingly more dangerous adventures, and park management is forced to wipe their memories with greater and greater frequency.
Meanwhile, the Man in Black reveals his mission: to find the maze hinted at by symbols strewn throughout Westworld. He will stop at nothing to uncover this secret, even if it means killing every single host in the park. Unfortunately for him, the hosts of Westworld have other plans.
After 35 years of passive obedience, the robots are ready to fight back.