Downton Abbey and Westworld. Both classic television shows with potentially different audiences. I watch both and wonder if the theme to Westworld was inspired by the theme to Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey, a British historical period drama television series set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era. For six seasons, the elegant, orchestral tone has been set by Scottish composer John Lunn, who has won two Primetime Emmys for the show’s music.

Downton Abbey was first aired 26th September 2010.

Westworld is a fictional, technologically advanced Wild-West-themed amusement park populated by android ‘hosts’. The park caters to high-paying ‘guests’ who may indulge their wildest fantasies within the park without fear of retaliation from the hosts, who are prevented by their programming from harming humans. The theme music was written by composer Ramin Djawadi, who was nominated for a Primetime Emmy ‘Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music’ – he didn’t win the Emmy.

Westworld was first aired 2nd October 2016.

I’ll leave you to decide if the theme to Westworld is just a slow version of Downton Abbey.