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Empire EP Confirms Taye Diggs' Arrival in Season 3 'Is All About Cookie'

Just as we suspected, Taye Diggs’s new Empire character will quickly become obsessed with the C-word when he makes his debut in Season 3.

“His story is all about Cookie,” exec producer Ilene Chaiken confirmed Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “It starts as a Jamal story and then intersects [with Cookie].” Asked by TVLine if Diggs’ Obama-esque Angelo Dubois will be a love interest for Taraji P. Henson’s alter ego, Chaiken teased, “He certainly would like to be.”

In possibly related news, Chaiken also shared that this will be the season that Cookie will “try to leave Lucious,” adding, “She’s going to try to move on… She’s fighting for her life. She’s fighting for her opportunity to start over.”

Empire‘s third season premieres Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.