HBO have finally officially announced the premiere dates of several of their highly anticipated series!
“Westworld” will premiere on Sunday, October 2 at 9 PM ET while “Divorce” and “Insecure” will premiere a week later on Sunday, October 9 at 10 PM PT and 10:30 PM PT respectively.
Many science fiction fans have been patiently awaiting for over a year for the premiere of “Westworld” since HBO teased it many many moons ago. The one-hour drama series is based on the iconic film of the same name. It is described as 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.
“Divorce” is a Sarah Jessica Parker vehicle set in Westchester County, NY, created by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), with Paul Simms (Girls) serving as a showrunner on the series. 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.
“Insecure” is a little less dramatic as the other two premieres thankfully. It was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, and 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.