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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.

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11 Comments
  1. Erika says:

    Thirsty?!? LOL

    • lechatnoir says:

      there is luscious and there is cooky , why not add Thirsty, I am pretty sure a street corner drug deal will be named ” Slim” , there is someone called “Dope”

  2. Mr. Tran K says:

    He’ll always be Bubbles from The Wire (HBO).

    • flower_petals says:

      Love Bubs! awww so glad he made it through the whole series, and reunited with his sister “officially”. I would have been heartbroke, if he died.

  3. Marie keehl says:

    Empire is an excellent program

  4. Annie says:

    He’s a great actor. I’ve missed seeing him on television.

  5. Kemmy says:

    I can’t wait for september.I love empire.

  6. IMHO says:

    Great news ! Excellent actor.

  7. Relaxxx says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait for season 2! Is it September yet??

  8. DOLORES PHATTS says:

    DISGRACE EMPIRE AND TERRENCE NOT NOMINATED FOR EMMY.LEE DANIELS SNUBBED TOO.Y HOW CAN ALL THE RECORDS THAT WERE BROKEN BE IGNORED.
    SOMEONE IS SOS

  9. Tsion says:

    Jamel is the exact succes of Empire.i think many things happen in season 2 but Jamel is CEO Empire.