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Westworld showrunners reveal how they came up with those creepy opening credits - exclusive

It's been over a year since Westworld (opens in new tab) rode onto our TV screens and gave us multiple headaches with its relentlessly clever storytelling. It wasted no time at carving out a spot as a must-watch TV show, alongside Game of Thrones (opens in new tab), Stranger Things (opens in new tab), and more.

Read more: Every secret Easter egg and hidden reference in Westworld season 1 (opens in new tab)

Season 1 is finally available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD which means you can rewatch it all before Westworld season 2 (opens in new tab) kicks off next year, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive treat for you. 

The home release comes loaded with a healthy range of bonus bits and behind-the-scenes featurettes, but if you can't wait for your copy to be delivered, you can watch one of them now (above), which sees showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy explain how they came up with the idea for the series' unusual opening credits. 

Who could forget the eerie music and skeletal-like figures that accompanied each unmissable episode? Remind yourself here if you need to. (opens in new tab) 

In the interview, Nolan and Joy explain the inspiration behind Westworld's mesmerising title sequence, and the unique challenges of expressing the show's two dimensions as both a classic Western and a modern sci-fi tale. There's some cool glimpses of the premiere episode's storyboards, too, so keep your eyes peeled for those at the beginning. 

Long story short? The work that went into the opening credits is just as thoughtful and introspective as the show (no surprises there), and the results speak for themselves. The real question is whether the second season sticks with the same sequence, or brings some Samuraiworld themes into the mix...

Looking for more Westworld goodness? Here's 5 things you might have missed in the Westworld season 2 teaser (opens in new tab) and Westworld season 1's ending explained: Two Timelines theory, Ford's narrative, and the Maze (opens in new tab).

Westworld season 1 is available now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

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