Monday, November 14, 2016

HBO Renews 'Westworld,' 'Divorce' and 'Insecure'

HBO has renewed three of its original series - Westworld, Divorce and Insecure - for second seasons, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming. All three will return with 10-episode second seasons. Divorce and Insecure will likely be back in 2017 while Westworld may end up being pushed to early 2018.

"I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices," said Bloys. "Critics and viewers alike have welcomed Westworld and Insecure as well as the return of Sarah Jessica Parker to the network after 12 years with Divorce."

Season-to-date, Westworld is averaging an audience of 11.7 million viewers. Meanwhile, Divorce and Insecure are average 4.4 million and 3.2 million viewers, respectively.

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

The drama was created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, based on the film written by Michael Crichton. 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.

Divorce stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracey Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

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

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

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