Saturday, July 30, 2016

HBO Sets Premiere Dates for 'Westworld,' 'Divorce' and 'Insecure'

During the premium cable network's day at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, HBO announced October premiere dates for Westworld, Divorce and Insecure.

New drama Westworld will begin its ten-episode season on Sunday, October 2 at 9/8c. It will be joined by the two new comedies Divorce and Insecure the following week on Sunday, October 9 at 10/9c. and 10:30/9:30c., respectively. 

Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

The drama stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr.

Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy created the series. They executive produce with J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. Warner Bros. Television, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions produce.

In Divorce, after more than a decade of marriage and two children, Frances has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.

The comedy stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

Sharon Horgan created the comedy, with Paul Simms serving as showrunner for the first season. They executive produce with Parker, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.

In Insecure, modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and flawless. But Issa and Molly are definitely not "killing it." These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.

The comedy stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce.

Rae and Larry Wilmore created the comedy. Rae executive produces with Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Wilmore serves as a consultant.