Bridey Heing
May 12, 2015 8:28 am

Huge Empire news, you guys! Casting is underway for the second season of FOX’s mega-hit (aka, the show we’re all obsessed with), and three big names are already signed on to appear when the series returns in the fall.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and—wait for it— Chris Rock are all slated to guest star on season two. We are slow-clapping for Empire right now.

There’s no word yet on how they’ll play into the lives of Cookie and Lucious Lyon, but Empire has a special way of working superstars into story-lines. Remember the first season’s killer cameos by Snoop, Gladys Knight and Mary J.Blige? So good.

Meanwhile, more big names are rumored to appear next season—Oprah and Common have been name-dropped by producers—but at this point, Rock, Kravitz and Keys are the only confirmed guest stars. Not too shabby.

Still, considering how huge the show has become and how much longer next season will be (it was renewed for 18 episodes!), we’re banking on a whole roster of superstars next season. Is it fall yet?

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