As we all anticipate the upcoming season of FOX’s hit drama, Empire, we are learning that two of the show favorites will be returning as series regulars.
TVLine is reporting that Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones will make their way back to the small screen as full fledged regs. Gabourey plays Lucious Lyon’s assistant and Jones plays Cookie Lyon’s hilarious, uncouth right hand woman.
“We love them both, and we want them both back as ongoing characters on the show,” the show’s producer, Ilene Chaiken said following the Season 1 finale.
If you remember, last season ended with quite the cliff hanger that left jaws on the ground. And according to Empire star, Jussie Smollett, Season 2 will be even more juicer and drama filled. “Season 1 times 3 million, they are taking it there,” Smollett recently told HipHollywood when asked what we can expect next season.