Westworld‘s gates will open right around the time kids head back to school this year, HBO announced Thursday.
The western/theme park/sci-fi drama will make its debut this fall, despite needing to take a two-month break at the beginning of the year so the writing team could finish the season’s last four scripts. The series is loosely based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name. Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs), Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire),Thandie Newton (Rogue), James Marsden (30 Rock), Evan Rachel Wood (Once and Again) and Ed Harris (The Rock) star.
Divorce, Sarah Jessica Parker’s half-hour comedy about a seemingly interminable uncoupling, also secured a fall debut. Thomas Haden Church (Wings), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live), Talia Balsam (Mad Men) and Tracy Letts (Homeland) co-star.
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Rounding out the premium cabler’s fall newbies are the half-hour comedies Insecure, a look at the friendship of two black women from Awkward Black Girl‘s Issa Rae, and High Maintenance, about a Brooklyn pot dealer (played by Ben Sinclair, Sisters) and his eclectic array of clients.
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