What better way to pit three siblings against one another than to tell them one of them will inherit your empire? That's part of the premise for Fox's new drama Empire, which stars Terrence Howard as the father who's looking to groom one of this three sons to take over the music business he built from the ground up. The trailer gives us a look at the drama that ensues, as the hip-hop king deals with a troubling diagnoses and then has to plan for the future of his empire and his family.
Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, Empire stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, the CEO of a music empire who's diagnosed with a disease and wants one of his sons to rise up and take over Empire Entertainment. Here's a look at part of Fox's synopsis for the drama:
In addition to Terrence Howard, the cast includes Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday and Gabourey Sidibe. Also set to star is Taraji P. Henson, who plays Lucious' ex-wife, who mysteriously emerges from prison after serving time for the last two decades for drug-related crimes. Her arrival complicates things, as she considered herself the sacrificial lamb who helped Lucious build his empire before she took the fall for the drug running that financed the business back in the day.
Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's involvement in the project is enough to raise a fair amount of interest in this drama. Factor in Terrence Howard and the rest of the cast, and the intriguing story, and we're eager to see how this one goes when Fox airs it. Empire is among the series set to roll out in 2015. See Fox's 2014-2015 schedule here.
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