FOX has a new drama series in their hands. Lee Daniels has created a hip hop drama. Sounds cliche right? But lets give it a chance. The series is called Empire. It stars Terrence Howard (Hustle and Flow), Taraji P. Henson (Hustle and Flow), Macy Gray (For Colored Girls), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Malik Yoba (Single Ladies), Jussie Smollett (The Mandy Project), Trai Byers (90210), and new comers Bryshere Y. Gray and Grace Gealey.
Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon, he is a gangster turned record exec. This tough guys finds out that he is dying and needs to leave the lucrative business with somebody. His ex wife Cookie Lyon played by Taraji gets out of jail and wants her part of the business. Cookie don’t play that and if she doesn’t get whats she wants she will bring the whole Empire down.
Meanwhile the Lyon Boys have their own issues. Jussie Smollett plays Jamal. Jamal raps but he is also gay. So this is a problem according to his father. Trai Bryer plays the eldest son Andre, he is a good business man. But everything that glitters is not gold and this young man has his hands in some mischievous behavior. Then the youngest son Hakeem played by Bryshere is supposed to be the favorite of the three. This little boy is having an affair with an older woman named Tasha and she is played by Macy Gray. SAY WHAT!!!!!!!!!
Malik Yoba plays the best friend to Lucious. Gabourey Sidibe plays the personal assiatant to Lucious. Grace will play the new girl firend to Lucious and she is also and A&R exec for Empire. Well folks I will be watching this one. Lee Daniels never disappoints. Check out the trailer – Oh and look Terrence’s Hair lol