HBO Renews Westworld for Season Two


LOS ANGELES: HBO has renewed Westworld for a second season, as the show is averaging a gross audience of 11.7 million viewers, outperforming Game of Thrones and True Detective during similar times in their first seasons.

Westworld was created for TV by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, both of whom executive produce and write, with Nolan directing. The series is based on the 1973 film Westworld, written by Michael Crichton.

Also getting second-season renewals are Divorce and Insecure. 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.

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