‘Empire’ is an American musical drama that airs on Fox. The series first premiered on January 7, 2015, and has been created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. The show is set in New York, although it is filmed in Chicago. It is backed by Imagine Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Danny Strong Productions, Little Chicken Inc., 20th Century Fox, and Television ABC Studios production companies.
The show centers around the control over a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and has received widespread acclaim and garnered a strong fan following due to its gripping narrative. If you are a fan of musical drama and hip hop, this show is hand-picked just for you. Notably, following Disney’s acquisition of Fox, ‘Empire’ will soon be produced by Walt Disney Television.
‘Empire’ has had five successful season till now. Here’s everything we know about its upcoming season.
Empire Cast: Who is in it?
This show has won applause for the brilliant acting by its interesting cast. Terrence Howard plays the role of Lucious Lyon or Dwight Walker, a former drug dealer turned music mogul, and the founder and longtime CEO of Empire Entertainment. He is diagnosed with a medical condition, ALS as his past finally catches up with him.
Taraji P. Henson plays Loretha Holloway or Cookie Lyon, Lucious’ wife. The bold and outspoken mother of three sons, she does time in prison for drug dealing, taking the fall for her husband’s crimes. As a result, she comes back determined, to reclaim what she had lost, that is, her share of Empire Entertainment. Taraji’s performance won her a Critic’s Choice Award and a Golden Globe.
Bryshere Y. Gray plays Hakeem Lyon the fame-obsessed youngest son and a hip hop star on the rise. Jussie Smollett plays the middle son, Jamal Lyon, a gay singer-songwriter, considered to be the black sheep of the family and disinterested in the business side of Empire Entertainment. Trai Byers stars as Andre Lyon, the power-hungry eldest son who suffers from bipolar disorder.