Mario will be on screen as a new cast member for Fox’s Empire when it returns at the end of this month. Billboard reports the “Let Me Love You” singer will take on the role as recurring character Devon.
The role of Devon in Empire will be “an earnest, up-and-coming R&B singer who supports his ailing sister.” Mario’s character will be a free agent who will be stuck in between a battle of bids between the Empire label, which Lucious, Cookie and the rest of the family lost at the end of last season and Lyon Family Management, which is their new venture.
We will be seeing a resurgence of Mario this year. He is also preparing to character his new album Dancing Shadows, his first since 2009.
Mario will join the Empire cast that will be bringing back stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and more for the fifth season.
— Empire (@EmpireFOX) August 15, 2018