TheWrap reports that Lena Waithe (The Chi, Ready Player One) has joined the cast of Westworld season 3. She joins former Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul as a new addition for the next installment of the series. There is no word yet on the character either of the two will be playing.
Last year executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy gave some hints as to what fans can expect in the upcoming season. They discussed a “radical shift” in the narrative, saying: “What’s compelling and appealing about these characters is that they’re not human. As we said in the show, humans are bound by the same loops the hosts are, in some ways even smaller. You couldn’t expect human characters to withstand and survive the kind of story that we’re telling. The hosts have a different version of mortality, a different outlook. I think clearly with Dolores, as she’s laid out, there is a longer view here, a larger set of goals. They’re existential. They span eons. And that’s a fascinating level of story to engage in.”
A dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth, the Emmy-winning Westworld was created for television by Jonathan Nolan & Lisa Joy, who are also executive producers with J.J. Abrams, Richard J. Lewis, Roberto Patino, Athena Wickham and Ben Stephenson. Westworld comes from production companies Kilter Films and Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is based on the film written by Michael Crichton.
A premiere date for season three has currently not been set.