Westworld is an American science fiction-thriller media franchise that began with the 1973 film Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton. The film depicts a technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by androids that malfunction and begin killing the human visitors; it was followed by the sequel film Futureworld (1976). The franchise moved to television in 1980 with the short-lived series Beyond Westworld on CBS. In 2016 a new television series based on the original film debuted on HBO; the critically acclaimed series has broadcast three full seasons, with a fourth currently being broadcast and a final fifth season planned.
|Created by||Michael Crichton|
|Original work||Westworld (1973)|
|Owner||Warner Bros. Entertainment (Warner Bros. Discovery), except for Futureworld owned by MGM.|
|Films and television|