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New HBO Drama Westworld Set for Fall Premiere

HBO has announced its slate of fall shows, including the long-awaited (and significantly delayed) drama Westworld.

Westworld will be an hour-long drama, “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,” according to HBO.

The first season will be 10 episodes long with a star-studded cast that includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Luke Hemsworth (older brother to Chris and Liam).

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The series is inspired by the film Westworld, which was written and directed by Michael Crichton. J.J. Abrams is listed as an executive producer, along with Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk.

Earlier this year, production was shut down after the project fell behind schedule, but filming resumed and HBO reports it will be ready this fall, with no specific airdate set as of yet.

Also set to premiere this fall is Divorce, a new comedy starring Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City), as Frances, “a woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.” The series will also star homas Haden Church, Molly Shannon, Talia Balsam, Tracy Letts, Sterling Jerins and Charlie Kilgore.

Check back here for more news about the new HBO lineup.

(Images courtesy of HBO)

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