Empire, which has easily become of the most anticipated shows for the fall, is reportedly seeing a new celebrity join the cast — Beyonce.
Several outlets have claimed that the 33-year-old songstress is in talks to join the show, making several guest appearances where the possibility of her releasing new music right around that time is likely to happen.
According to a source, Beyonce and Lee Daniels — the show’s creator — have been friends for years. They were last seen earlier this year, where the topic of discussion quickly changed to the second series of America’s favorite show.
Daniels’ jokingly put it out there that if the Partition singer was to ever consider the offer, it would always be open for her.
Well, by the look of things, Beyonce wants in. “Since she recently moved out to L.A in hopes to focus more on her acting career, Bey thinks the decision to join Empire could benefit her in more ways than one,” a source revealed.
“Producers of the show are already aware that having an A-list singer on the show will immensely boost ratings past the 18 million it concluded with for the finale episode.”
Furthermore, with Empire being one the most-watched programs of the year, Beyonce would consider the idea of releasing brand new music material which would seamlessly make their way to iTunes following an episode’s wrap-up.
Album talks have not been discussed, but new music to follow right after episodes that Beyonce has starred in, are another possibility.
It seems that Lee Daniels’ show is set for a massive comeback. Should Beyonce end up finalising her deal, she will join the likes of Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige and her former Dreamgirls co-star Jennifer Hudson on series 2.
An announcement is to follow by the end of the month when the show begins filming again.