Westworld, Divorce and Insecure Score Premiere Dates on HBO

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We're one step closer to the whacky Westworld debut.

HBO announced at the TCA press tour today it would debut on Sunday, October 2 and be joined the following week, October 9, by new comedies Divorce and Insecure.


Westworld stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton and Jeffrey Wright among others. The cast is large and impressive.

Hopkins plays Westworld's creator, Harris the evil Man in Black and Wood is Dolores Abernathy, a rancher's daughter who discovers her entire life is a lie.

Westworld had a long road making it to the air, with production delays, casting scandals and concerns about violence.

The series is produced for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

HBO officially describes Westworld as 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.

If they go as deep as they can with the material, this could be something really special. 

Like Humans before (and many other movies and series), questioning whether we should ever allow our deepest depravities to be unleashed and if artificial intelligence is intelligence, just the same as you and me.

It's a really exciting prospect!

SJP Divorce

Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church play Frances and Robert in Divorce.

A married couple finding their way through a very, very long divorce, it's created by Sharon Horgan (Castrophe) with Paul Simms (Girls) as showrunner.

That's a pretty nice pedigree.

If it's at keen as capturing the end of a relationship as Catastrophe is the beginning, we're going to be in for something special.

Insecure is a half-hour comedy created by and starring Issa Ray.

It “explores the black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way.”

Westworld premieres on Sunday, October 2, followed by Divorce and Insecure the following Sunday, October 9.

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Westworld Quotes

The newcomers are just looking for the same thing we are, a place to be free, to stake out our dreams, a place with unlimited possibilities.


Some people choose to see the ugliness in this world, the disarray. I choose to see the beauty. To believe there is an order to our days. A purpose.