Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker is headed to the Lyons den.
He’ll be a recurring guest star on the fourth season of the FOX hit drama, Empire.
According to a press release from FOX, Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” described as a “charismatic music icon and bonafide hitmaker, who gave an unknown Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay. Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary.”
Whitaker will star in Marvel’s Black Panther this year is currently filming How it Ends.
Empire returns on Wednesday, September 27 in a dual crossover premiere with Star.