Last year, FOX surprised everyone by churning out one of the biggest hits of the year- the musical and soapy mega hit “Empire.” The series stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, with a guest cast line up that made it’s first season unforgettable. However, according to TV Line, the upcoming season will not only be back earlier than expected, but will be sporting an even more stellar guest cast list that will definitely turn the show’s second season into an even bigger musical party. Read on to learn more about the upcoming second season of Fox’s “Empire”, and as to who one might expect to see when it comes back. Read on.
According to an exclusive report on TV Line, the musical soap opera will be back earlier than expected. It will be coming back during the Fall, and will air at a new time slot of 8:00 p.m. Also, it was reported that singer and songwriter Ne-Yo will be collaborating with Timbaland with regards to the original songs and music on the show. Also, the second season will consist of eighteen episodes.
Last season, the first season of “Empire” boasted an impressive list of guest stars. Appearances on the show include Courtney Love, who portrayed a washed up legend making a comeback; Jennifer Hudson, who portrayed the music therapist of Andre Lyon (Trai Byers); Naomi Campbell, who portrayed the love interest of the youngest Lyon son. Other guest stars that appeared during the season in one way or another included Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Naomi Campbell and Rita Ora.
This season won’t fail to impress as TV Line reports that guest stars such as the comedian Chris Rock, music legend Lenny Kravitz and superstar Alicia Keys are set to appear during season two.
Additionally, it has been reported on TV Line that Gabourey Sibide, who portrays Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) assistant, and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who portrays the unforgettable Porsha, Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson) assistant, will be promoted as series regulars for the upcoming second season.
What do you think of the new guest stars for the upcoming season of “Empire”? Who else would you want to guest star on the show? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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