HBO Sets Fall Debuts for ‘Westworld,’ ‘Divorce,’ ‘High Maintenance’


Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start paying attention to what’s happening in the fall — at least on TV. And HBO has just confirmed that there’s gonna be some fine TV this year, locking in the debuts of Westworld, Divorce, High Maintenance, and Insecure.

Some synopses, if you’ve forgotten what these shows were about, or if maybe you just never knew:

Westworld is a sci-fi drama that will be right at home with the rest of HBO’s screwier offerings. The official synopsis calls it “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.” It’ll star Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and James Marsden. J.J. Abrams is executive producing.

High Maintenace is the former Vimeo show about charming drug dealers in Brooklyn. The show stars Ben Sinclair as “The Guy,” though the clients are the real stars of the show. The official synopsis describes them as having “neuroses as diverse as the city.”

Divorce is the Sarah Jessica Parker comeback show we’re all hoping is better than it should be. SJP stars as a woman who reassesses her life and decides she hates everything, and so breaks up with her husband and starts new. Freedom! This one also stars Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, and Tracy Letts.

Insecure follows Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis and Lisa Joyce, and focuses on the two main characters in their daily lives. The synopsis for this one is fairly simple: “Insecure looks at the friendship of two black women and their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.”