It seems Empire Season 2 is really going to be bigger as series director, Lee Daniels announced that Grammy Award winner, Mariah Carey, will soon be joining the cast.
“Watch her on ‘Empire’ you guys. She’s coming on ‘Empire,’ ” Daniels said to loud cheers from fans during Wednesday?s event when the artist received her Walk of Fame star.
According to AP, the Oscar-nominated director didn’t elaborate on what role Carey would play, or how she might interact with the show’s main girl, Cookie Lyon. One thing is for sure though, we?re pretty sure we won?t be short of
Neither Fox nor Carey elaborated on Daniels’ announcement, but the network is scheduled to present its plans for “Empire” and other upcoming shows at a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday.
Carey, 45, has appeared in the films “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” which earned Daniels two Academy Award nominations.
She has won five Grammy Awards since releasing her debut album in 1990. She also served as a judge on Fox’s “American Idol” competition series for one season.
Empire Season 2 Spoilers
In season 2 we will also get to see some back stories before the rise of the empire. According to co-creator Danny Strong in a Mashable article:
“Season 1 was ‘Who will inherit the throne?’ and Season 2 is warring kingdoms [and seeing] the kingdoms go to war over the throne,? he said. “A thing we talk about in the writers’ room all the time is Game of Thrones, which goes back to the King Lear of it all. This telling of a modern-day soap opera, and framing it in an epic mythological kingdom-type framework is the most exciting part of the show. [There will be] a continuation of battles at that level.”
Season 2 won?t have earth-shaking stories, but we do get a more dynamic view of the relationship between Cookie and Andre.
But since this is empire, expect some other big names from the music industry aside from Carey such as Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz.
Empire Season 2 premieres on Sept. 23 on Fox.