– HBO finally put “Westworld” on its schedule, after pushing back its premiere from 2015. The 10-episode sci-fi drama series along with fellow freshmen “Divorce”, “Insecure” and “High Maintenance” will all debut in the fall. The premium cable channel, however, has not set exact premiere dates for those new series, AceShowbiz said.
“Westworld” is an adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. Starring Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Miranda Otto and Rodrigo Santoro, the ambitious project from showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy is described as a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.
“Divorce” marks the return of Sarah Jessica Parker to HBO since her 6-year run as Carrie Bradshaw on “Sex and the City” series ended in 2004. The new half-hour comedy revolves around Frances (Parker), “a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.”
“Insecure”, also a half-hour comedy series, stars Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce and looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.
As for “High Maintenance”, it stars Ben Sinclair as “The Guy”, a friendly pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives. From the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, the series provides a glimpse into the daily routines of the customers and how they light things up.