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4 things we know about Empire season 3

2016-08-11 07:00

Cape Town – The Lyons make their return to TV in September in season three of the hit drama Empire

Season 2 ended on a cliff hanger leaving us with many questions.

Is Cookie really done with Lucious now that he has tied the knot with Anika, and who went flying off the roof, Rhonda or the new Mrs Lyon?

During the Television Critics Association tour the showrunners and Taraji. P Henson gave some behind-the-scenes and plot details.  

1. Mariah Carey was a great to work with

We reported that the diva herself is finally making her appearance on the show. During a panel discussion, Henson, who shares a few scenes with her, said she was great to work with.

“She brings a sense of what Mariah brings to the music industry. She brought it to our show. I’m grateful she spent time with little old us," said Henson

2. Taye Diggs could be Cookie's new love interest

Another familiar face making the round on Empire is Diggs, who will be playing a rich city councilman from an affluent family, Angelo Dubois. 

Rumour has it that he would be playing Cookie's love interest. 

Executive producer, Ilene Chaiken revealed that his storyline will primarily revolve around Cookie. 

3. Cookie is set to part ways with Lucious

In the season finale we saw Cookie finally walk away from Lucious. In season 3 Cookie will try to really free herself of him. Chaiken teased that Cookie will try to leave him and really attempt to move on. 

4. Other cameos

Rapper French Montana will play music mogul Vaughn.

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Birdman has also been linked to the season but details concerning his role are yet to be revealed. 

Newcomer Sierra McClain will play singer Nessa, who Lucious is trying to woe. Mclain and her sisters are a recording pop group.

Listen to a song here:

Empire season 3 debuts in the US on 21 September. 

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