During their TCA panel today, HBO announced the premeire dates for their highly-anticipated drama Westworld and their upcoming comedies Divorce and Insecure.
Westworld will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 9 PM ET with both Divorce and Insecure tapping in a week later on Sunday, October 9 at 10 PM PT and 10:30 PM PT respectively.
The one-hour drama series Westworld is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged. Its includes 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.
Set in Westchester County, NY, Divorce is created by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), with Paul Simms (Girls) serving as a showrunner on the series. Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Frances in the comedy series with Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore. 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 story of a very, very long divorce, the show follows Frances and Robert as they grapple with the fallout from their failing marriage, not just for themselves, but also for their children and friends, ranging from awkward public encounters to difficult private therapy sessions.
Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the comedy series Insecure stars Rae as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. 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.