November 14, 2016


HBO Renews 'Westworld,' 'Divorce' & 'Insecure,' Continues 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Talks


After last night's dramatic Westworld, fans, theorists, and hate-watchers will be thrilled to know Season 2 is a go. HBO renewed the sci-fi/Western on Tuesday, along with Issa Rae's Insecure (amazing and essential) and Sarah Jessica Parker's Divorce (pretty good).

HBO programming president Casey Bloys tells Entertainment Weekly that Westworld likely won't be back till 2018 "because of how big the world is and what goes into shooting it." He says showrunners/creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have cooked up something "as exciting, mysterious and as fun as Season 1. And completely original, as well."

As for Divorce and Insecure, Bloys says, "We’re happy with the directions all shows are headed at the end of their seasons and into their second seasons. I wouldn’t look for any major changes."

While they had him, EW asked Bloys if HBO is in fact working on a Game of Thrones prequel, which A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin recently said is "all speculation" for now. Bloys says the project is in "kind of preliminary, ongoing talks" and an angle hasn't been pinned down. 

Game of Thrones Season 8, likely to arrive in 2018, will be the show's last. Season 7 hits sometime in summer 2017. Hear Fuse's Back of the Class podcast break down the GoT Season 6 finale in the episode below: