Empire, a sexy and powerful drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne. Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland, the family drama stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest”).
From FOX’s press release, January 2016… FOX has renewed the blockbuster drama EMPIRE for a third season, it was announced today by Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group. With 35 nominations, EMPIRE is the most-nominated television series this season, and recently was named a Top 10 Television Program of the Year by the American Film Institute.
It was the only broadcast series to earn a Golden Globe Award nomination this year in the category of Best Television Series – Drama. Additionally, Taraji P. Henson won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. The series also earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Having taken TV audiences by storm in its record-setting first season, EMPIRE returned this season as the No. 1 series on broadcast television among Adults 18-49, averaging 7.3/23 in Live+7 ratings, and 21.2 million viewers across multiple platforms.
Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons
Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon
Malik Yoba as Vernon Turner
other cast info
Macy Gray as Tasha
key behind the scenes crew
Brian Grazer as Executive Producer
Danny Strong as Creator/Executive Producer
Francie Calfo as Executive Producer
Ilene Chaiken as Executive Producer
Lee Daniels as Creator/Executive Producer/Director of Pilot
Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley as producer
1/7/2015 – continuing
network and production companies
Fox – 20th Century Fox Television – Imagine Television – Lee Daniels Entertainment