Remember Shyne Johnson, the Lucious Lyon’s opponent in the drug dealing and music-making industry?
He is all set to become a series regular in season 3 of “Empire”!
Get ready to see increased tension and conflicts between Lyon and Johnson because the actor who plays Lyon’s rival, Rapper Xzibit, has been declared as a series regular from the upcoming seasons.
‘Empire’ Season 3 Spoilers
Even though the exact role of Shyne Johnson has not been finalized yet, there is a very good chance that a point will come when he transforms into the big bad of the season.
In an interview with TVLine, Ilene Chaiken, the showrunner, officially confirmed Xzibit’s inclusion as part of the main actors of the show.
She said that Shyne Johnson would serve as “a central character,” who is vital to the storyline of the series.
In a different interview with Entertainment Weekly, Chaiken clearly emphasized that “He’s a very important character… Lucious has a long history with him — history that’s going to come back and bite Lucious for a lot of earlier slights. If you have a guy who’s not afraid to die, not afraid to go to prison, that’s a very dangerous adversary.”
‘Empire’ Season 3 News
Shyne Johnson was always going to be an important character on the show since his name has been mentioned in the show a few times before he actually made an appearance.
Lucious had beaten him on a big record deal in the past and since then, he has had an axe to grind with him. It would be interesting to see how the rivalry between the two unfolds in the upcoming season.
In other news regarding the next season is supposed the death of Rhonda Lyon, as a result of the brawl between her and Anika on the rooftop, in season 2 finale episode.
“Empire” Season 3 premieres on 21st September 2016 on FOX.
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