‘Empire’ 2nd Season: A Parade Of Famous Faces Plus Returning Characters On A Battle With Themselves

By Lex Lopez | 1 year ago
‘Empire’ 2nd Season: A Parade Of Famous Faces Plus Returning Characters On A Battle With Themselves

It will still be three days prior to the return of nighttime soap opera “Empire,” but the melodrama of this new baptized prime time heavyweight on its second season is definitely for real. Read on for more details.

In an article from TVLine via Cartermatt, showrunner Brian Grazer let some of the cat out of the bag regarding one of the latest famous faces to grace the glossy “Empire” screen.


Rapper Ludacris is set to portray a hostile role as he suits up as a prison guard for the upcoming season. The “Furious” actor is set to be trading hostilities with the newly convicted Lucious Lyon (Terence Howard).

Other reported celebrities who will be facing the pulse of Empire’s musical vibe will be Marisa Tomei as billionaire investor, Chris Rock who will be assigned in one of the prison cells, Adam Rodriguez as Cookie’s new boy toy and Andre Royo of “The Wire” fame as a lawyer with a devious past and Kelly Rowland who will appear as Luscious’ mama in the flashback scenes. R n’ B musicians Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz have also been mentioned to appear in no specific role yet as of press time.


Another sizzling character in the music mogul-centered TV series who will be fully scrutinized this second season is Rhonda Lyon. The fate of the power-hungry blond wife married to the bipolar disorder-stricken eldest Lyon son hangs in the balance with her being an accessory to murder and the fact of the matter that she is now carrying a child.

In a recent scoop from Yahoo Celebrity, it has been cited that the vicious Rhonda will now have a softer side due to the events that have unfolded.

“She’s more worried about Andre having another mental breakdown or confessing [to his role in Uncle Vernon’s death] than she is in saying, ‘Let’s figure out how we can f–k over your family,‘” Doubleday was quoted in the website.

Hispanic actor Rafael de la Fuente, who had a break-out role in the U.S. market, while portraying Jamal Lyon’s (Jussie Smollett) live-in boyfriend (Michael Sanchez) will also returning for the second season of “Empire” as cited by TVLine.

De la Fuente hinted in the said interview that despite both characters being no longer together, he (Michael) will have a lot of “really funny” dynamics with Jamal’s impulsive mother Cookie portrayed by Taraji P. Henson.



“Empire” will start its 18-episode run this Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

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