How to Audition for a Role on 'Empire' Season 2

Learn how to audition for an extra or principal role on Empire Season 2.

Production for Fox's hit TV series 'Empire' came to an end in March but, casting director are constantly looking for actors, models, and talent to work on the next season of the critically acclaimed hip-hop drama.

About 'Fox's 'Empire'

28JPEMPIRE4-articleLarge 'Empire' centers around a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of the company. The hour-long family drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, and stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Empire has received positive reviews from critics. The praise has gone towards the cast (especially that of Henson and Howard), the music, the writing, the direction, and the dramatic heft of the show, bringing modern social issues into the plot and subplots. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show has a rating of 79%, based on 47 reviews, with an average rating of 7.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Though heavy on melodrama, Empire elevates the nighttime soap with its top-notch cast, musical entertainment, and engrossing plots." On Metacritic the show has a score of 69 out of 100, based on 39 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The show's premiere ranked as Fox's highest-rated debut in three years. Viewership has increased continuously; Empire is the first series in at least 23 years to have its viewership increase week to week for its first five episodes. The show continues to increase its viewership with further episodes. Episodes of the show have also been heavily watched on Video on Demand and other streaming services.

Fox Empire Season 2 Speaking Roles Casting Call Information

Empire On January 17, 2015, the series was renewed for a second season. Due to the popularity of Empire, producers have kept a tight lid on speaking role opportunities. However, according to IMDB, the principal casting director for The Walking Dead is Simon Casting and Leah Daniels Casting. Simon Casting is known for working on Netflix's new series 'Sense8', Chicago Fire, and Chicago. Leah Daniels-Butler is is responsible for discovering such talented actors as Gaborey Sidebey, who starred in the Academy Award winning film "Precious". According to her website, "Leah Daniels-Butler established LDB Casting in 2001, where she specializes in television and film and has caused an industry buzz for not being afraid to seek out the ideal person for a project and taking risk but standing strongly behind new talent that is “the” perfect fit.Leah’s ability to cultivate valuable relationships with actors, directors and producers, remains the foundation of her career. She is highly respected and is valued for negotiating successfully with all industry professionals and working as the liaison between talent and production." For a speaking role on The Walking Dead, contact your talent agent. If you don’t have a talent agent visit our guide to landing a talent agent here.

Fox 'Empire' Season 2 Extras Casting Call Information

Terrence Howard Empire The extras casting company behind 'Empire' is Joan Philo Casting and they are constantly looking for dancers, models, and actors to work on the TV series. Filming takes place in Chicago, Illinois and filming should begin by September. Apply for an extra role on 'Fox' Empire, submit all emails to [email protected]

Fox #BeOnEmpire Sweepstakes

What is Lucious Lyon’s real name? Tweet now with for a chance at a walk-on role in S2!

Fox is also holding a sweepstakes where you can you can win a role on Empire by tweeting #BeOnEmpire. Follow @EmpireFOX on Twitter and TWEET your answer for your chance to win, using #BeOnEmpire and you might be the lucky grand prize winner of the EMPIRE Sweepstakes and possibly BE ON “EMPIRE!” Sweepstakes and rules are posted on

The answer to the question is: Dwight Walker.

Casting directors in Chicago are constantly seeking actors, models, and talent to work on Fox’s’‘Empire’. To audition for a role on the hit TV series, check out the latest casting calls here. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.

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