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Get ready to meet Cookie's sister on Fox's Empire.

Vivica A. Fox is joining the hip-hop drama in its second season as the older sister of Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), TVGuide.com has confirmed. She arrives in town seeking help from Cookie, according to TheWrap, which first reported the news.

At the Television Critics Association fall previews last month, Empire creator Lee Danielsteased a spin-off of the series that would focus on the families of Cookie and her ex-husband Lucious (Terrence Howard). Could Fox's character be poised to launch the new series?

Details for Season 2 have been kept mostly under wraps. Previously announced guest stars include Mariah Carey, Chris Rock and Marisa Tomei. Fox also released two new songs from Season 2, which you can listen to here.

Do you think Cookie's sister will be any match for her?

Empire returns on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c on Fox.