Less than two weeks after plummeting to her death on Fox’s Empire, Grace Byers is returning to the network this fall with a series-regular role on The Gifted. And the actress will be be doing what she does best: playing bad.
Byers’ alter ego — Reeva — will team up with Polaris, Andy and The Frost Sisters in the ‘Inner Circle.’ Per the official character description, Reeva is a “smart, charming, authoritative, elegant, beautiful woman who is ruthless in her efforts to fight for her people. She leads an elite band of followers and has a soft spot for her new recruits, but is still capable of extreme violence in defense of her vision.”
Byers wrapped up her four-season run as Anika (aka nemesis to Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie) on May 23 when her character’s drink was spiked with a hallucinogen, sending her tumbling off a balcony and into a glass table below. She died (fairly) instantly.
The Gifted returns with Season 2 this fall, now airing Tuesdays at 8/7c (where it will lead into Lethal Weapon Season 3).