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Empire Season 2: Wire Vet Andre Royo to Recur as Lucious' [Spoiler]

Hey, Lucious — I think I found your “Get out of jail free” card.

The Wire‘s Andre Royo has been cast on Fox’s mega-hit Empire in the recurring role of Thirsty Rawlings, a sharp lawyer with a charming disposition who impresses the currently-incarcerated Lucious with his unethical moves and equally shady past.

Royo, whose recent credits include Showtime’s Happyish and Amazon’s upcoming Hand of God, joins a Season 2 guest cast that also includes Marisa Tomei (as a billionaire venture capitalist) and Kelly Rowland (as Lucious mom in flashbacks).

Empire‘s anticipated second season launches Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.