HBO Renews ‘Westworld,’ ‘Divorce,’ ‘Insecure’

HBO’s three scripted fall series, Westworld, Divorce and Insecure have all been renewed for sophomore campaigns, the network said Monday.

“I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices,” said HBO programming president Casey Bloys in a statement. “Critics and viewers alike have welcomed Westworld and Insecure, as well as the return of Sarah Jessica Parker to the network after 12 years with Divorce.”

Westworld, a takoff on the 1970’s sci-fi film of the same name, is averaging 11.7 million viewers across multiple platforms so far through its first season, ahead of both Game Of Thrones and True Detective’s performances during its first season on air, said network officials.

Insecure, stars Issa Rae and explores the contemporary black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way, while Divorce stars Parker and Thomas Haden Church as a couple struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

Both shows are averaging 4.4 million and 3.2 million viewers, respectively, which is on par with other HBO half-hours like Veep and Girls, according to HBO.

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