Oscar winner and Last King of Scotland actor, Forest Whitaker has bagged a recurring guest role in the upcoming season of the FOX hit series, Empire.
Whitaker will play “Uncle Eddie,” who is 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.”
Season 4 of Empire will return on September 27, 2017.
Whitaker is also billed to star in Marvel’s Black Panther.