A black hollywood start studded cast will be headed to Fox in 2015! Lee Daniels, director of such films as Precious and most recently The Butler has created the show Empire, which will star Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard. The premise of the show, which stars Howard as a 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.
Lucious Lyons, played by Howard, is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement.
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. Howard and Henson worked together previously in the Oscar winning movie Hustle and Flow.
Empire is set to roll out in 2015. Check out the preview below: