Empire: Homeland's Morocco Omari Nabs Major Season 2 Recurring Role

Lucious Lyons’ stint behind bars at the start of Empire‘s second season may have just been a warmup.

The Fox drama has cast Morocco Omari (Homeland) in a major recurring role as an FBI hotshot who’ll cause trouble for the ousted head of Empire Entertainment — and he might wind up being a series regular.

Omari will play Tariq Cousins, who started off as one of the finest cops ever to work the streets of Philadelphia, then advanced to a post at the FBI where he eventually rose to the head of his entire department. Described as “a closer,” Tariq is “extremely bright and supremely confident — he never shows his hand, but doesn’t hide his intentions.”

It’s expected that Tariq will go “toe-to-toe” with Lucious — without any flinching. That’s where his smooth style — tempered by “an air of the streets” — will come in handy. “He moves without remorse, yet will always offer a person what’s fair before taking them out.”

Excited about Omari’s addition to the cast? Do you think Lucious will finally pay the legal price for his misdeeds? Sound off below!

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  1. Jane says:

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  2. Deirdre says:

    I love Empire. I think that Lucious’s misdeeds and crimes are what keeps the excitement going. Furthermore he thinks he’s God and craftily gets away with everything he does relatively unscathed. If FBI agent Tariq Cousins were to bring down Luscious permanently the show would be over. TV One has done a great thing in showing the entire episodes of season1 and season 2. I spent the entire July 4th weekend watching the marathon. I had not seen the last episode of season 2 so I learned that it was even more of a nail biter than the next to last episode. Empire is, by far, the best show on regular tv and Lee Daniels like Tyler Perry is a genius. Other than Empire, I only watch cable tv.