HBO Renews Westworld, Divorce, And Insecure
Took long enough.
What happened? This just in via press release: HBO has renewed Westworld, Divorce, and Insecure -- a.k.a. its entire current Sunday-night programming lineup.
Why has this happened? Westworld is its buzziest new drama in just about forever; Divorce keeps it in business with hot comedy showrunner Sharon Horgan; and Insecure is SO GOOD that I'm not actually sure how it made it to air. Also, they're all doing well in terms of viewers: "Season-to-date, WESTWORLD is averaging a gross audience of 11.7 million viewers, outperforming GAME OF THRONES and TRUE DETECTIVE during similar times in their first seasons. DIVORCE and INSECURE are averaging 4.4 million and 3.2 million viewers, respectively, on par with other HBO half-hours like VEEP and GIRLS."
What do I do now? Honestly, I don't care if you watch Westworld; I bailed after Episode 2. (You'll have time to catch up since reportedly Season 2 won't even hit until 2018 anyway.) But Divorce, though not as good as Horgan's last American series Catastrophe, has a couple of good mean laughs per episode, and Insecure is, frankly, perfect. So get on board with those.