Taye Diggs will be joining the cast of Empire for the show’s upcoming third season.
The actor, who stars as Inspector Terry English on TNT’s Murder In The First, will portray an Obama-esque politician named Angelo Dubois. Dubois is a Harvard law graduate who focuses on local politics and issues in the community.
Let’s hope that Angelo Dubois has a few singing parts, as Diggs has experience in the music/performing arts worlds; he starred in the Broadway productions of Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Itch.
It’s been reported that Birdman and French Montana will also be making appearances on the Fox hit’s third season, which returns on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Xzibit has also been bumped up to a series regular for his portrayal of one of Lucious’s rivals, Shyne Johnson.
This will be Diggs second venture onto Fox in the past year. He starred in a multi-episode arc on the Morris Chestnut-lead Rosewood.
SOURCE: Vibe – J’na Jefferson