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HBO Solidifies Monster Fall Lineup with Westworld, Divorce, Insecure & High Maintenance

By Jacob Klein on May 26, 2016 to Divorce, High Maintenance, Insecure, Westworld

HBO has confirmed fall debuts for the new series WESTWORLD, DIVORCE, INSECURE and HIGH MAINTENANCE. We’d been waiting for confirmation on, particuarly the monster would-be hit that is Westworld. After years of delays, it will air this fall!  Exact dates to be determined. Here’s a little on each series.

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The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) 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. The cast 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. Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.

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The half-hour comedy series DIVORCE (ten episodes) stars Sarah Jessica Parker, who also serves as an executive producer, as Frances, 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. The show also stars Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore. Pilot episode written by Sharon Horgan; directed by Jesse Peretz. Series created by Sharon Horgan; executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan.

The half-hour comedy series INSECURE (eight episodes), starring Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. Created and executive produced by Issa Rae, the show is also executive produced by Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

The half-hour comedy series HIGH MAINTENANCE (six episodes) follows a Brooklyn pot dealer who delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city. The show 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. Created and written by the married duo of Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, and executive produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair.

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  • Jonas

    On paper it’s a real beauty.
    This lineup COULD ease up things at HBO..

    • Totally.. assuming Westworld is a big hit (True Blood sized) and the other shows are moderately successful (let’s say.. get season 2’s and at least one is as big as “Girls”).

      Still think they need a THIRD drama other than GoT and WW. Something like Vinyl but better :)

      If only Vinyl was the second coming of Mad Men…

      • billy

        Maybe David Simon ‘s The Deuce will be the other big drama.

        • Could be! It has the clout and staff to get there.

          • Jonas

            David Simon nailed each of his shows imo, so I’m optimistic.
            Westworld needs to generate enough buzz that TheDeuce can survive like Treme did..

      • Jonas

        Divorce’s bottom is the one of Ballers: Star brings specific audience, the name itself brings enough prestige.

        I’d love Insecure to be that smart mix of character development & situational comedy. That new wave of indie dramedy is great.













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