Tzi Ma (Hell on Wheels) has booked a recurring role opposite Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa on the second season of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. Ma will play General Onoda, an intelligent, nuanced and excellent soldier from a working-class background. Onoda’ is a big personality with a large appetite for life and enjoys his women, food and drink — and can have a temper, too. He has a history with Trade Minister Tagomi (Tagawa) and is depending on his support and connections. Ma will next be seen on the big screen starring opposite Amy Adams in Paramount’s Arrival, and will reprise his role as The Dragon in the new season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. He’s repped by BRS / Gage Talent Agency and Echelon Talent Management.

Actor-rapper Kirk ‘Sticky Fingaz’ Jones is set for a recurring role on Season 3 of Fox’s Empire. He’ll play Brikk, a menacing MC, known for his vicious and biting lyrics. His rhymes—often described as “precision-sharp, killer content armed with intention and purpose”—not only garnered Brikk his notorious reputation, but those “killer” rhymes become indispensable to Lucious (Terrence Howard) when dealing with new enemies. Jones was most recently seen in HBO’s limited series The Night Of. He’s repped by Pantheon and Endorse Management Group.