Lena Waithe Joins 'Westworld' Season 3

Lena Waithe has been cast in the third season of HBO’s ‘Westworld’.  No other details were released, so it isn’t known what role she will be playing or whether she will be a guest-star, recurring or a series regular.  Waithe joins Aaron Paul, another newcomer.  It is believed that Paul will be a series regular.


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Waithe is an award-winning writer and actor and created Showtime’s acclaimed series ‘The Chi’.  She also serves as a writer on BET’s ‘Boomerang’.  She became the first African American woman to win an Emmy for her work on Netflix’s ‘Master of None’, on which she co-starred as Denise.  Onscreen, she was last seen in the small role as P. Ninny on Netflix’s ‘Dear White People’.  She also co-starred as Aech in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One‘.

Regarding ‘Westworld’ Season 3, last June, co-creator Jonathan Nolan said:

“It’s going to be a whole new world. And we technically have three [hosts], because Hale is out there, too, or someone who certainly looks like Tessa Thompson! We’ll come to see who’s really there and what that character is in the future. This series is about reinvention and scope. The first season was a more intimate look at the park from within the loops. In the second season, the hosts broke out of their loops and were able to explore more of the park. In the third season, they’ve broken out of the park itself. We’re in terra incognita. From the beginning, when Jonah and I were thinking about the series as far back as the pilot, we knew we wanted to explore other worlds in the park, and we also knew the one world we would start to see little glimpses of throughout the first two seasons was the real world, and that we would get there eventually — and when we did, it would be a whole new experience.”

HBO hasn’t announced a return date for ‘Westworld’, seeing as how it’s been busy with ‘Game of Thrones’.  But check back for more updates as they emerge.


Source: Entertainment Weekly