Forest Whitaker will play Luscious Lyon’s musical mentor in the upcoming season of Fox’s Empire.
Fox announced on Wednesday that the Oscar-winner is set to join the hit drama in its upcoming fourth season, guest-starring in multiple episodes.
Whitaker is taking on the role of Uncle Eddie, 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.
Empire season 4 premieres September 25th.