FOX announced today that “Empire,” the popular show that grew in ratings week after week in Season One, will premiere its second season on Wednesday, September 23.
From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious), Emmy Award winner Danny Strong (“Game Change,” Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, “24”), comes the drama about a family dynasty, set within a world of music, glamour, danger and power.
Featuring music by prolific producer Timbaland, the series stars Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Crash, Hustle & Flow) and Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (No Good Deed, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).
Among the series’ other featured cast members are Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, and Kaitlin Doubleday, as well as newcomers Bryshere Gray and Grace Gealey. Additional guest stars include Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe (“American Horror Story,” Precious), Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Derek Luke (“The Americans”) and Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club).