HBO Canada Offers Free Sampling of Entire First Season of WESTWORLD

— April 2, 2018

– HBO Canada teams up with its television distribution partners to make the entire 10-episode first season of WESTWORLD available for free –
– Season 1, Episode 1 is also available for free on TMN GO and –
– WESTWORLD Season 2 premieres on Sunday, April 22 on HBO Canada –

“Unsettling and unapologetically ambitious and adult, WESTWORLD is very much worth your time.” – The Globe and Mail “…it encourages our empathy as it builds up characters and dismantles myths.” – National Post TORONTO (April 2, 2018) – In anticipation of the Season 2 premiere of HBO’s Emmy®-winning drama WESTWORLD on Sunday, April 22 at 9 p.m. ET, HBO Canada has partnered with its television service providers to deliver the entire first season to Canadians for free. The ten-episode first season is now available via the on demand platforms of participating TV distribution partners until May 24. In addition, the premiere episode of the series, titled “The Original”, is available to sample for free on TMN GO and online at For a sneak peek at Season 2, click HERE. As part of this initiative, HBO Canada is also offering Canadians the opportunity to sample two of HBO’s most popular comedies. The first season of BALLERS, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and the first season of SILICON VALLEY are also now available for free via the on demand platforms of participating TV distribution partners until May 24. “This is the perfect opportunity for potential subscribers to sample WESTWORLD, one of the most talked-about HBO dramas in recent years and a tent pole title for HBO Canada,” said Tracey Pearce, President, Distribution and Pay, Bell Media. “We’re also thrilled to include the first seasons of hit HBO series BALLERS and SILICON VALLEY as part of this free offering, giving Canadians an even bigger taste of HBO Canada’s premium lineup”. When WESTWORLD debuted in October 2016, the series premiere was the biggest ever on HBO Canada with more than 500,000 viewers, while Season 1 ended up as the most-watched debut season ever on HBO Canada and The Movie Network. WESTWORLD is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. The Season 1 cast included Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins, Jr., Talulah Riley, and Louis Herthum. Joining the cast for Season 2 are series regulars Katja Herbers, Gustaf Skarsgård, and Fares Fares. The series was created for television by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, who also serve as executive producers alongside J.J. Abrams, Athena Wickham, Roberto Patino, Richard Lewis, and Ben Stephenson. WESTWORLD is based on the film written by Michael Crichton.

About HBO Canada

HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is included with a subscription to The Movie Network, which is available across Canada through television service providers. HBO Canada is available in high definition on HBO Canada HD, and on HBO Canada OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service. Throughout Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, as well as on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of The Movie Network. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.


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