For those who can’t wait Westworld Season 1 Episode 2 is available now via HBO’s streaming. This is two days earlier than expected.

This also applies to the new HBO comedy series Divorce and Insecure which premier this Sunday. For these shows it is their pilot episodes that are available.

These 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.

It is thought that this advance release is to help HBO from losing viewers for Westworld. The second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will air this Sunday. This clashes with Westworld Season 1 Episode 2’s 9:00pm airtime slot!

The pilot episode of Westworld managed 3.3 million views on the first night. For those that have yet to see Westworld Season 1 Episode 1 you can watch free online here. This also only applies to those that live in the USA (as HBO may have sold the rights to one of your local channels)!

Promotion Dialog

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Westworld – AI creations Maeve Millay (Thandie Newton), a madam at the local brothel ©2016 HBO, photo by John P Johnson

The trailer portion for Westworld has the following telling dialog…

Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?
Well, you can be who ever you want.
Are you real? Well if you can’t tell does it matter?

The episode itself focuses on, first-timer William (Jimmi Simpson) and repeat visitor Logan (Ben Barnes). In the brief clip we can see William, who has the “Are you real?” dialog. We are not sure if we can spot Logan. Can you?

The teaser text says that both arrive at Westworld with different expectations and agendas.

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Westworld, 102 “Chestnut” – William (Jimmi Simpson) and Logan (Ben Barnes) ©2016 HBO, photo by John P Johnson

Westworld Ep2, Divorce and Insecure Advance Premieres Promo

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online