Empire Season 3: Young Lucious and Cookie Cast!

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Empire will be throwing it back when Season 3 kicks off this fall. 

Yes, as previously reported, we will be getting more insight into the younger years of Lucious and Cookie.

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Ajiona Alexus has boarded the Fox musical sensation as a teenage version of Cookie. 

She will appear in flashbacks and there's word that that "Cookie spark" will shine through the character. 

It will be super interesting to see just how well this actress captures the wit of Cookie. 

We can't wait to hear some of Cookie's zingers in the flashbacks. 

Meanwhile, Jeremy Carver has joined as Lucious. 

He's a relative newcomer to the acting game, but we're sure he must play a great Lucious. 

Things should be interesting on Empire Season 3. 

We need to find out if either Rhonda, or Anika died after being from a rooftop after a huge fight. 

Andre witnessed it all go down, but we are still none the wiser due to the way the scene was shot. 

In recent days, Taye Diggs and Kid Cudi have also signed up to appear on the new season. 

It does seem like Empire producers have toned down the stunt casting that made Empire Season 2 suffer. 

By this time last year, it was difficult to keep track of who was on being cast. 

What do you think of this latest casting scoop?

Are you excited to meet young Lucious and Cookie?

Hit the comments. 

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Empire Quotes

Cookie's coming home.


I started selling drugs when I was 9 years old in Philadelphia. I did it to feed myself. But it was the music that played in my head that kept me alive when I thought I was going to get shot. And it was the melodies that I dreamt about that keep me warm when I was sleeping in the streets.