HBO has made available the second episode of Westworld and premieres of comedy series Divorce and Insecure available for streaming now ahead of their Sunday night episodes. All can be accessed on HBO Now and HBO GO, in addition to HBO On Demand and affiliate portals. Sunday night also happens to be the highly anticipated second of three presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which is expected to draw millions of viewers.
In the second episode of Westworld, the series inspired by the 1973 Michael Crichton movie,first-time guest William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes), arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas. Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) and Quality Assurance head Theresa Cullen (Sidse Babett Knudsen) debate whether a recent host anomaly is contagious. Meanwhile, behavior engineer Elsie Hughes (Shannon Woodward) tweaks the emotions of Maeve (Thandie Newton), a madam in Sweetwater’s brothel, in order to avoid a recall. Cocky programmer Lee Sizemore (Simon Quarterman) pitches his latest narrative to the team, but Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins) has other ideas. The Man in Black (Ed Harris) conscripts a condemned man, Lawrence (Clifton Collins, Jr.), to help him uncover Westworld’s deepest secrets. The episode is written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and directed by Richard J. Lewis.
Divorce stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church as a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City trying to figure out if their marriage is worth saving after a shocking event at their friend Diane’s (Molly Shannon) 50th birthday party makes them take a hard look at their own lives. It’s written by Sharon Horgan and directed by Jesse Peretz.
The first episode of Insecure picks up with Issa Dee (Issa Rae) reconsidering her her dead-end relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her live-in boyfriend in the wake of her 29th birthday. Meanwhile, Issa’s best friend, Molly (Yvonne Orji), mourns her singledom and the state of her “lady parts.” Later, Issa uses an open-mic night as an excuse to reconnect with an ex. Written by Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; directed by Melina Matsoukas.
Check out the combo sneak peek at the episodes in the video clip above.