As ‘Empire’ heads into its fifth season, the shows added three new names to its roster: Rhyon Nicole Brown, Katlynn Simone and A.Z. Kelsey.
Rhyon Nicole Brown becomes series regular. Katlynn Simone and A.Z. Kelsey land recurring roles on the hit Fox musical drama.
Rhyon Nicole Brown, who recurred in Season 4 of Empire, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season of Fox’s hit musical family drama. In addition, Katlynn Simone and A.Z. Kelsey have joined in recurring roles.
Brown plays Maya, daughter of Cookie’s fellow inmate Poundcake. When Cookie finds her this season Maya has spiraled a bit after discovering her true parentage. Cookie has to step in and be a mother figure to her, helping her find her way. Brown appeared in two episodes in Season 4.
Simone will play Treasure, a prison social worker whose life is turned around by Cookie when she sees her star potential. Kelsey will portray Jeff Kingsley, a hotshot, Silicon Valley genius, turned label executive; business wunderkind. Ivy League with an edge and a dark secret.
Empire returns for Season 5 on Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM.