HBO Released Second ‘Westworld’ Episode Two Days Ahead of Schedule

Network pushes out entire Sunday night lineup on HBO Go, HBO Now, and On Demand, reportedly so as not to compete with the debates

October 7, 2016
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If you found yourself quivering in anticipation for the second episode of “Westworld” after last Sunday’s premiere, you’re in luck. HBO dropped the series’ next episode, “Chestnut,” two days early. In fact, the premium network has already released its entire Sunday night lineup, which also includes “Insecure” and “Divorce,” on HBO Go, HBO Now, and On Demand.

According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO’s programming shift is an effort to avoid having its shows go up against Sunday’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Regardless, 3.3 million viewers tuned in for the “Westworld” premiere and this early release will surely keep the show’s hype at a fever pitch.

Here’s a video announcement HBO put together:

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