Wood Harris, Mario, Meta Golding and Katlynn Simone have all been bumped up from recurring roles to series regulars during the sixth and final season of Empire.

Viewers will recall that both Harris and Mario portrayed the respective roles of Damon and Devon in the Fox drama’s fifth season.

Not far from Mario’s real-life persona, the character of Devon was an emerging R&B singer supporting his ailing sister. Harris will return as Damon, an international money launderer who has his eyes set romantically on Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson).

Golding plays Teri, the love interest to the eldest Lyon son, Andre (Trai Byers), and the mother of Quincy (Skylan Brooks), who was wrongly incarcerated at the same facility as Andre. Golding recurred in 13 episodes last season. Simone portrays recording artist Treasure.

The sixth and final season of Empire will premiere on Fox on September 24.



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