HBO sets premiere dates for Westworld and more
HBO has set premiere dates for comedies starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Issa Rae, as well as new drama Westworld.
At the Television Critics Association’s press tour Saturday, the premium network announced that Westworld will debut Sunday, Oct. 2. Parker’s Divorce and Rae’s Insecure will both debut on Sunday, Oct. 9.
Inspired by the 1973 film of the same name, 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 series, which hails from Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, will air at 9 p.m. ET.
First up on Oct. 9 at 10 p.m ET is Divorce, which marks Parker’s return to HBO after starring on Sex and the City. Set in Westchester, N.Y., the 10-episode first season tells the story of Frances (Parker), who, after more than a decade of marriage and two children, begins to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband (Thomas Haden Church). But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.
Parker serves as an executive producer on the series, which was created by Sharon Horgan. Paul Simms will also executive-produce with Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.
Insecure will follow at 10:30 p.m. ET for its eight-episode first season. Rae stars as Issa on the series, which explores black female experiences in an unclichéd and authentic way, as the character attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control it.
Created by Rae and Larry Wilmore, the series is executive-produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky, and Jonathan Berry.