Outperforming even Game of Thrones, during similar times in its first season averaging a gross audience of 11.7 million viewers, HBO announced that it has renewed WESTWORLD for a second season.

is 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.”

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, the drama series is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin, exploring a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

Westworld was brought to TV by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, both of whom executive produce and write, with Nolan directing, based on the 1973 film “Westworld,” written by Michael Crichton.

The stellar cast for the first season of Westworld includes Sir 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.

Together with Westworld, two other fan favourites, DIVORCE and INSECURE, have been picked up for a second season as well.

“I am thrilled to announce the pickup of our three fall series, all of which have distinctive, original voices,” said Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming.

“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.”

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