‘Empire’s Terrence Howard Takes On Role In New FOX Drama

As Empire‘s first season closes, it seems that FOX has given Terrence Howard another part in a possible hit TV series.

As many may know, Terrence has the keen ability to be typecast into a certain character. Confirmingly, no matter the role or movie, Howard always uses the same voice and tone for each one. It can also be seen in his most recent position as Lucious Lyon in Empire. And now, it’s about to be seen in his new role as Sheriff Arnold Pope in Wayward Pines.

In the show’s trailer, as you hear Terrence speak, you can probably play a flashback to all the movies he’s ever done and see all his characters — generally because they all have the same speaking voice. Have you ever noticed it?

Terrance Howard Talks About His New Show On FOX Called Wayward Pines II
Credits: Angela Weiss | Getty Images Entertainment

During an interview with FOX, Howard talks about his role in the show.

“On Wayward Pines, my name is Sheriff Arnold Pope. He’s been handpicked because of his particular nature to protect the citizens from all threats, foreign and domestic. Sheriffs have to make a lot of tough choices.”

Even in that preview, why is he still in character? It kind of goes back to a Jamie Foxx interview from years ago, shortly after he and Terrence “fell out.” It’s like he never comes out of that role or voice.

Nevertheless, Howard will be playing in the entire 10 episodes of the show. In Empire, he was in 13 episodes. After Wayward Pines‘ first season is up, possibly Season 2 with Lucious Lyon will be in play.

For now, Terrence is very excited about the upcoming series, as can be seen from his new Twitter account.

If you didn’t catch the summary from the video, according to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the show is a drama and mystery. Essentially, a secret service agent — played by Matt Dillon — goes into Howard’s town and notices that things just aren’t right. The storyline reads as follows.

“Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions. What’s wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.”

So, as it seems, the story is more about Dillon than Terrence. However, Howard’s going to be one of the key supporting actors.

What do you think of the series? Will it be a hit or a miss? How do you feel about Terrence Howard’s voice? Do you think it’s the same in every movie?

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

[Photo Credits: Angela Weiss | Getty Images Entertainment ; Video Credits: FOX | YouTube]

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