With Foxtel earning the title ‘Home of HBO’, showcasing popular favourites like Game of Thrones, the TV network have managed to free up some time slots for exclusive HBO TV titles, Westworld, Divorce and Quarry.
Making its premiere, Westworld will be broadcasted on Mondays from October 3 at 12PM (same time as the U.S). In addition, the series will have a prime time broadcast at 8:30PM on the same day. Quarry will also premiere on Mondays from October 3 at 9:30PM. In the following week, Divorce will make its debut on Wednesdays starting October 12 at 8:30PM.
Drama series Westworld has been described as “ambitious and highly-imaginative”. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden. Originally inspired from the original 1973 film written and directed by Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park), the series focuses on futuristic fantasy park known as Westworld, and a group of android “hosts” carefully plan disturbing scripts on behaviour that isn’t classified as normal to human kind
Hopkins playing the role of Doctor Robert Ford shares, “I get to play these very strange characters who are always in control, which is completely against my nature. I just go with the flow of it all now… I can’t take anything too seriously. With Doctor Ford it is on a massive scale – he controls everything and he wants to perfect everything, which means he’s mad.”
One for the comedy fans, Divorce stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. Described as “refreshingly-honest”, it’s a half-hour sitcom centralising on the unwinding strain of marriage and the outcome of divorce. Having awkward quirks in the relationship between Frances (Parker) and Robert (Haden Church), the series shows the impact of divorce on their relationship as parents for their children and friends in a humourous way.
Lastly, Quarry is an action-packed series focusing on character Mac Conway (Logan Marshall-Green Prometheus, 24, Spider-Man: Homecoming), a Marine who makes a return to his Memphis home after wrapping up his second tour of duty in Vietnam in 1972. However, Conway is involved in a heavily publicised massacre while fighting abroad. Eight episodes of Season 1 is directed and executive produced by Greg Yaitanes (Banshee), along with EP Steve Golin (True Detective). The series is based off the novels written by author Max Allan Collins.
Playing the role of eccentric character Buddy in Quarry, Australian actor Damon Herriman (Secret City, Justified) shares insights on his character saying, “Buddy is someone who’s been working for The Broker in this particular world for five years. I’m the most experienced of the guys that he’s got working for him, so for the purpose of the show, I show [Mac] the ropes and show him what he’s about to become a part of. In terms of Buddy the man, he’s such a layered, complex character. He can be incredibly sensitive and quite charming, but he’s also very violent and flies off the handle incredibly easily. Despite having a very tough front, he’s finding life pretty hard at the moment. It’s starting to get to him, the fact that his life pretty much amounts to going out and murdering people. He’s a very layered guy. And he’s gay and living in the South in 1972 – that’s another tough combination.”
If you’re unable to view these exclusive titles, Westworld, Divorce and Quarry will be available to stream via Foxtel Anytime!
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