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There's still no premiere date for the upcoming third season of hit HBO sci-fi series "Westworld," but the new additions to the show's cast suggest that it will be well worth the wait.

Entertainment Weekly reports that groundbreaking writer-actress Lena Waithe has joined the buzzy drama. But in keeping with the show's penchant for secrecy, nothing is known about her role just yet.

Waithe has been an in-demand talent in recent years, following her history-making 2017 Emmy win for Best Comedy Writing for "Master of None." She became the first African-American woman to take home that statuette.

Since then, she created the Showtime drama "The Chi," serves as a writer on BET series "Boomerang," guest-starred on an episode of "This Is Us," recurred on Netflix series "Dear White People," and had a role in last year's big-budget flick "Ready Player One." Phew.

In addition to Waithe, fellow Emmy winner Aaron Paul will also make his "Westworld" debut in season three. Like Waithe, no details have been revealed about his character, though he's expected to be a series regular.

We still don't know when "Westworld" is expected to return to the airwaves, though EW reports that fans will likely see new episodes sometime in 2020. Stay tuned.

[via: Entertainment Weekly]