There's been quite a lot of suspicion around HBO's adaptation of Westworld.

For one, the series was delayed several times and reports of extreme sexual content being filmed made it seem like the show was going out of its way to be provocative for the sake of being provocative.

Now it seems, however, that many of those fears have been allayed as the first reviews for the show have landed online and, by and large, they're mostly positive.

The Atlantic praised the series' "sophistication and ingenuity" in handling a well-worn scenario of robots turning on their masters, whilst Collider called it "lovingly crafted, marrying its Wild West aesthetic with cold sci-fi elements of the labs that run the park in a way that feels believably connected." IGN, meanwhile, called it "top-notch television in every respect."

The first four hours of the series were made available to US critics, so here's hoping it lives up to the positive reviews. Westworld hits Sky Atlantic on October 4th, two days after the US premiere.