‘Insecure’, ‘Westworld’, & ‘Divorce’ Renewed For Season 2 by HBO

November 14, 2016

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HBO fall Sunday night lineup is on a roll all the way to season 2. HBO comedy Insecure, starring Issa Rae, sci-fi drama Westworld, and comedy Divorce, headlined by Sara Jessica Parker, have all been reviewed for a second season. The announcement was made today by the President of HBO Programming, Casey Bloys.

All three series will shoot 10 episodes each for their follow up season with no planned casting or major creative changes beyond the normal creative evolution of the stories for season 2, according to Bloys.

Bloys renewal of the three series, of which he said “have distinctive, original voices,” is somewhat out of character for the network. HBO has traditionally not given new series renewals with limited ratings data and a few episodes into the first season. The announcement made today, marks Bloys’ first major renewal decision since assuming the top HBO Programming position in May.

In case you haven’t been watching, here is some information about the shows:


We love Insecure over here at KizzyKingston.com. It is great to have a show that addresses important topics such as race and interpersonal relationships from the black perspective in a wonderful and relatable way. We are thrilled that there will be a second season.

Insecure has gotten praise from various outlets like Essence, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, which called the series “smart, funny and unfailingly real.”

#BlackTwitter has also been giving love to Insecure. HBO executive Bloys noted that “The social interaction is really strong” with Insecure viewers. If you’ve been watching and tweeting along with the show, keep it up; the network has taken notice.
Insecure HBO creator Issa Rae
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Synopsis from HBO
The comedy series INSECURE explores the contemporary black female experience in an unclichéd and authentic way. Rae and Yvonne Orji stars as best friends who must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences. Created by Issa Rae (Awkward Black Girl) and Larry Wilmore (The Nightly Show), executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry. Larry Wilmore serves as a consultant.

INSECURE launched its eight-episode first season of half-hour episodes Oct. 9 on HBO. It airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. ET. Click the link to find out how to watch the first season of HBO’s Insecure FREE.


Synopsis from HBO 
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, the drama series WESTWORLD 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 created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, 1973 film “Westworld,” written by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Kilter Films, Bad Robot Productions and Jerry Weintraub Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producers, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk. The cast for the first season of WESTWORLD includes 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.

Westworld began its ten-episode first season Oct. 2 on HBO with hour-long episodes Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET. To date, Westworld is on track to be one of HBO’s biggest first season dramas ever, outperforming the first season of network hit Game of Thrones.


Synopsis from HBO 
The comedy series DIVORCE follows Frances, who has suddenly begun to reassess her life and her strained relationship with her husband after more than a decade of marriage and two children. But she soon discovers that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. Serving as an executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker stars as Frances in the series, which is created by Sharon Horgan, with Paul Simms serving as a showrunner; executive produced by Paul Simms, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sharon Horgan, Alison Benson and Aaron Kaplan. Thomas Haden Church stars as Frances’ husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

DIVORCE started off its ten-episode first season of half-hour episodes Oct. 9 on HBO, marking the return of Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker to the network after 12 years.  Catch Divorce Sundays at 10:00 p.m. ET.

While there are no set dates yet, Divorce and Insecure are slated to return for their second season in early 2017; however, Westworld will return in late 2017 (or early 2018), because of its complex production, according to Casey Bloys, President HBO Programming.

Have you been watching the HBO fall lineup? Let us know which shows you are loving, down in the comments.

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  1. INSECURE IS DA BOMB! I'm hooked! Her rap is hot, she's hot, the script is hot, the concept is hot... a genius series really! Thanks for spreading the love! Mae


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