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HBO sets a date for the robot cowboy uprising to begin

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As part of its day in the spotlight at this weekend’s Television Critics Association press tour, HBO has announced the release date for a number of its upcoming programs, including J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan’s long-in-the-works robot-cowboys-go-crazy series Westworld. The robo-oater apocalypse—starring Evan Rachel Wood as one of the super-gross theme park’s humanoid robots, and Anthony Hopkins as a scientist who should really know better by now—will kick off on Sunday, October 2 at 9 p.m.

It’ll be followed the following week (October 9, for those of you without a calendar handy) by two now half-hour shows, Sarah Jessica Parker’s Divorce, and Issa Rae’s Insecure. The former—created by Catastrophes Sharon Hogan—marks Parker’s first return to HBO since Sex And The City went off the air more than a decade ago, and will see the recovering such-a-Carrie enduring a slow divorce from Thomas Haden Church. Insecure, meanwhile, serves as a premium cable extension of Rae’s breakout web series The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, and charts her attempts to not go crazy as a black woman living in America. Divorce will air at 10 p.m., while Insecure will run at 10:30 on Sunday nights. Meanwhile, HBO’s sibling channel Cinemax set a premiere date for its Vietnam vet crime drama Quarry, which will air on September 9 at 10 p.m.

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