By: Kayla Reyes
Writer-actress Lena Waithe is joining the cast of Westworld for season 3!
Lena Waithe is known for her writing and acting skills in the Netflix series Master of None. She made history as the first African-American woman to win the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. She won the Emmy for her episode “Thanksgiving” where she based it on her personal experience of coming out to her mother.
Waithe is also a writer on BET’s Boomerang and is both the executive producer and creator of Showtime’s The Chi.
Waithe will be joining Aaron Paul on the cast of Westworld. The sci-fi drama series is based on 1973’s Michael Crichton movie. It is created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, executive produced by J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, and Bryan Burk.
Westworld is a fictional amusement park where the hosts are robotic and the visitors are rich vacationers. The visitors indulge in wild fantasies through artificial consciousness with no consequences in return! This sounds interesting and different, but you will have to see for yourself.
Filming has started and the show is not expected to air again until at least 2020.
Let us know what you think! Are you excited to see Lena Waithe in Westworld?