‘Empire’ Casting Update: Empire Entertainment’s Newest Talent Details

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
‘Empire’ Casting Update: Empire Entertainment’s Newest Talent Details

Heads up, Jamal Lyon, it looks like you’ve got a brand new artist on your roster! According to a recent and exclusive report on TV Line, a very memorable new character will not only be added to the cast, but will be added to Empire’s label. Also, TV Line has also released the title of the very first episode of the second season.

Read on to learn more about the latest talent to be added to “Empire” Entertainment’s roster, and to learn what the title of the premiere episode of the second season is.


It looks like that Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) won’t have a hard time looking for new and fresh talent for Empire Entertainment Industries, of which he is now the CEO of as a fresh new talent, according to TV Line, is headed his way.

According to the article, the new character, the charismatic Betty Barz, which will be a recurring one, is described as a temperamental African-American female rapper who is also known as “The Queen O’ 16S” and “Betty Gathers”. Based on the Gathers last name, it might just be possible that she might be connected to Frank Gathers, a drug kingpin whom Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) had testified against in the first season, especially since Betty’s father is described as an imprisoned “drug kingpin”. It was also mentioned that her father is the only one who can silence and humble his outspoken daughter.

However the ride to fame for Betty will not be a smooth one for Betty, as the rapper who wins a lot of women’s hearts, has a tendency to destroy herself, especially as she finds that she cannot truly discard her past out on the streets.

For this role, “Empire,”  according to the article, is looking for a “baby-faced” actress to play the part.

Betty will appear in the very first episode of the season which will be entitled “The Devils Are Here,” which will air on September 23, 2015 at 9:00 PM on FOX.

What do you think about the addition of this new character to the second season of “Empire?” Do you think she’s related to Frank Gathers? What kind of intrigue and drama do you think will happen because of that connection? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Catch “Empire” when it returns to FOX on Wednesday nights on September 23, 2015.

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