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Empire New Cast Members 2018 – Season 5

Here’s a list of Empire‘s new 2018, season 5 cast members:

Katlynn Simone as Treasure

Katlynn Simone plays Treasure on season 5 of Empire.  Cookie discovered her after visiting Andre in prison.  Treasure has a beautiful voice so Cookie invites her to the house so she can sing for her and Lucious.

Toby Onwumere as Kai

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Toby Onwumere plays Kai on season 5 of Empire.  Kai is Jamal’s new boyfriend.  He’s a war correspondent who Jamal meets in London.  Hakeem points a gun at Toby’s face but Toby doesn’t panic.

A.Z. Kelsey as Jeff Kingsley

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From waaaay back…don’t hate me, Trai!

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A.Z. Kelsey plays Jeff Kingsley on season 5 of Empire.  He has an intimate relationship with Giselle and he starts drama with Lucious.  Kelsey is one of the only white cast members on Empire.

Mario Barrett as Devon

Singer Mario Barrett will play DeVon on Empire.  DeVon is a singer on the rise so Cookie and Lucious want to sign him to their new label: Lyon Family Management.  Empire Entertainment also wants to sign the talented singer who is taking care of his sick sister.

Recurring Cast Members Who Were Promoted To Series Regulars

Nicole Ari Parker (Giselle Barker) and Rhyon Nicole Brown (Maya) were promoted from recurring cast members to series regulars.  Giselle is one of Eddie Barker’s ex-wives and Maya is Poundcake’s daughter.

Empire Season 5 Main Cast Members

  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
  • Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
  • Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
  • Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
  • Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
  • Tiana Brown as Seraya
  • Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
  • Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor
  • Andre Royo as Thirsty Rawlings
  • Nicole Ari Parker as Giselle Barker
  • Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya

What do you think about Empire‘s new cast members? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More