The Westworld Season 1 finale will be simulcast in the UK, Sky Atlantic has announced.
HBO’s sci-fi epic, based on the Michael Crichton movie of the same name, has been the talk of the autumn TV season, rivalling Game of Thrones for geeky speculation and in-depth fan theories.
The series, if you haven’t been watching, takes us into a hedonistic theme park staffed by artificially intelligent hosts, a place in which human guests can explore their every appetite, no matter how noble or depraved. Anthony Hopkins stars as the park’s founder and creative director Dr Robert Ford. Alongside Hopkins are Ed Harris (Pollock, Apollo 13) as The Man in Black, Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II) as madam Maeve Millay, Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, Mildred Pierce) as Dolores Abernathy and James Marsden (X-Men) as Teddy Flood.
There are many who have been, though: in the UK, Sky Atlantic broke records with an overnight audience of 458,000 for Episode 1 and more than 1.38 million viewers catching up on-demand over the following seven days – the most successful launch of a brand new series in the channel’s history, including Season 1 of Game of Thrones and Fortitude.
And those who are tuning in every Tuesday will be well aware that this week marks the arrival of the Season 1 finale. With the UK broadcasting the episode 48 hours after the US premiere, though, the chance for spoilers to ruin the final twists of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s intricate screenplay. And so it’s great news that Sky has decided to simulcast the final episode of the show’s first season, with it airing on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday 5th December.
That means that it’s available on catch-up immediately afterwards, so you can watch it whenever you want, whether that’s at 6am on Monday with your breakfast, on your lunch break at work, or in the evening – all before the linear broadcast on Tuesday night at 9pm.
Catch up with Season 1 by checking out our reviews of each episode here.