Malik Yoba is set to co-star alongside Terrence Howard in Fox's new drama pilot, Empire.
The hip-hop drama centers on Lucious Lyon (Howard), a music industry heavyweight who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public.
Yoba is set to play Vernon Turner, Lucious' old friend and now business associate. Also set to star in the show is Taraji P. Henson who will play Cookie Lyons, Lucious' ex-wife.
20th Century Fox and Imagine TV are producing the show with Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo as executive producers.