For viewers who can’t wait until this weekend to check out the new HBO comedy series Divorce and Insecure and the second episode of the new drama series Westworld, special advance premieres of Sunday night’s episodes are all available to stream right now via HBO NOW and HBO GO, in addition to HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.
HBO Special Advance Premieres – DIVORCE, INSECURE and WESTWORLD
Available to Stream Now:
Westworld, Episode #2: “Chestnut”
A pair of guests, first-timer 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. Written by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy; directed by Richard J. Lewis.
Divorce, Episode #1: “Pilot”
Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) — a middle-aged couple in the suburbs of New York City — try 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.
Written by Sharon Horgan; directed by Jesse Peretz.
Insecure, Episode #1: “Insecure as F**k”
In the wake of her 29th birthday, Issa Dee (Issa Rae) reconsiders her dead-end relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis), her live-in boyfriend. 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.