Empire: American Tv Show.

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Empire: American TV Show.



Empire is an musical drama series which appeared on Fox tv on January 7, 2015. It hub on a hip hop music and entertainment company,the drama,  and Empire Entertainment surrounded by the members of the creator's family as they fight for control of the company. The show was started by stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and Lee Daniels and Danny.

On January 17, 2015, Empire was revived for an 18-episode second season, which premiered on September 23, 2015.

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A foregoing Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), drug dealer now take a bent in hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment. His life go into cave in around him after his past crimes come back to haunt him following his opinion. Lucious, looking to one of his three sons Andre (Trai Byers), Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett),  to take over the folk business, pits them against each other. Empire also has a stars Taraji P. the mother of his three sons as Lucious' ex-wife Cookie Lyon, who is released from prison after serving a 17-year .


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Cast and characters:

Main Cast:

Terrence Howard:

Terrence Howard who act as Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer turned into hip hop mogul and the CEO of Empire Entertainment, whose life begins to cave in around him after his past crimes come back to haunt him following his being diagnosed with ALS


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Taraji P. Henson:

Taraji P. Henson act as Loretha "Cookie" Lyon, Lucious' outspoken ex-wife and mother of Terrence Howard's three sons, who served a 17-year in prison because of drug dealing. She sees herself as the sacrificing lamb for Empire Entertainment, which she built with Lucious, but then took the fall becaude Taraji P. Henson got arrested for running the drugs that financed by Lucious' early career. Upon her return from prison Taraji P. Henson is willing to bring the Lyon family back together and restore her share of Empire Entertainment.


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Jussie Smollett:

Jussie Smollett act as Jamal Lyon, the second son and "black sheep" of the family, a multi talented, singer-songwriter who despises the corporate demeanor of the music industry and he is estranged from his father.

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Trai Byers:

Trai Byers act as Andre Lyon, who is the eldest son of the Lyon family and CFO of Empire Entertainment. He is educated, suffers from bipolar disorder and power hungry. Andre Lyon married to his college sweetheart, Rhonda. He plans to run Empire with his wife, but is in a battle for the head chair with his two younger brothers.


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Bryshere Y. Gray:

Bryshere Y. Gray act as Hakeem Lyon, He's the Lucious' favorite child, fame-obsessed youngest son. Hakeem starts to find feelings for his Cookie, mother , and has a great relationship with his brother Jamal. He is also Camilla's ex-lover andTiana's ex-boyfriend.


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Grace Gealey:

Grace Gealey act as Anika Calhoun, previous head of Empire Entertainment, and Lucious' ex fiancée. Anika and Cookie, Cookie and Anika share an extreme dislike for each another, Cookie referring to Anika as the nickname of  "Boo Boo Kitty".


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Malik Yoba:

Malik Yoba act as Vernon Turner, Lucious's longtime business partner and friend , He's also chairman of Empire Entertainment.


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Kaitlin Doubleday:

Kaitlin Doubleday act as Rhonda Lyon, she is power-hungry wife.


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Ta'Rhonda Jones:

Ta'Rhonda Jones act as Porsha Taylor (Cookie's assistant)


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Gabourey Sidibe:

Gabourey Sidibe act as Becky Williams, executive assistant to Lucious at Empire Entertainment.


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Serayah McNeill:

Serayah McNeill act as Tiana Brown, SHE's  an artist at Empire Entertainment and Hakeem's ex-girlfriend.

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Recurring cast:


Nomai Campbell:

Naomi Campbell act as Camilla Marks, Hakeem's ex-lover and a fashion designer.

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Eka Darville:

Eka Darville as Ryan Morgan, former love interest of Jamal and a documentary filmmaker.

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Rafael de La Fuente:

Rafael de La Fuente act as Michael Sanchez, who is Jamal's boyfriend.


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 Nealla Gordon:

Nealla Gordon act as Agent Harlow Carter, an FBI agent whi is working along with Cookie.


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Dumon Gupton:

Damon Gupton act as Detective Calvin Walker, a police detective offices, investigating the manslaughter murder of Lucious's friend.


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Jennifer Hudson:

Jennifer Hudson act as Michelle White, gospel singer and a music therapist.


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Courtney Love:

Courtney Love act as Elle Dallas, drug dealer, a multi-platinum rock star and Empire Entertainment royal, who fights with drug addiction. She is in desperate need of a comeback.


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Derek Luke:

Derek Luke act as Malcolm DeVeaux, He is a former love interest of Cookie and security head at Empire Entertainment.


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Judd Nelson:

Judd Nelson act as Billy Baretti, purchaser of Creedmoor Entertainment and rival of Lucious's.

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Marisa Tomei:

Marisa Tomei act as Mimi Whiteman,  venture capitalist, and lesbian who is involving in the Lyon family drama and she is also a Forbes billionaire.


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AzMarie Livingston:

AzMarie Livingston act as Chicken, apparent DJ and Hakeem's friend.


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Kelly Rowland:

Kelly Rowland (in memory) act as Leah Walker, the mother of Dwight Walker (who is now known as Lucious Lyon), and the grandmother of his three sons Andre, Jamal, Hakeem and Lola. She got died when Lucious was nine years old.

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Adam Rodríguez:

Adam Rodríguez act as Laz Delgado, love interest and Cookie's new head of security.

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Bre-Z as Freda Gatz, act as a female rapper and making her self a rival of Hakeem.

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Jamila Velazquez:

Jamila Velazquez act as Laura Calleros, She is a lead singer of Hakeem's girl group.



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 Sidibe, Henson and Howard  filmed the first pilot episode in Chicago in March 2014. On 6th may 2014, Fox decided upon up Empire as a series for its year 2014–15 television.
On 12 May 2014, Fox announce that Empire will on air as a mid season replacement rather than as a part of the fall schedule. On November 19, it was confirmed that the pilot episode would debut on  7 January 2015.
The executive producers of Empire are Francie Calfo , Strong, Daniels, and Brian Grazer . Empire was was Written by two well known writter Strong and Daniels, who also has been selected (nominated) for the Academy Award for Best Director.
According to Strong:
 "the show is based in part on William Shakespeare's King Lear and James Goldman's The Lion in Winter."



After leading actor, Lee Daniels set out to find a proficiency producer to the music for the series of Empire. for this Daniels contacted super music producer Timothy "Timbaland" Mosley, Timothy is known for scoring hits.


Timbaland Empire Music Producer:

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Timbaland, song writer/Music producer Jim Beanz, and a team of other musical collegue take their nod from the writing team, which gives them an idea of where the plot is headed, and craft songs to fit those themes. However, the musical manner of the series is very reality based
On 8th September 2015, Scott and Mitch they published a medley of songs of Empire and they posted it on their YouTube. The video was sponsored by the Fox Company.





The official soundtrack of Empire released on  10 March 2015.  soundtrack consists of 11 songs and the deluxe version of Empire's soundtrack consists of 18 songs. Soundtrack of Empire was released by Colombia Records.


Empire Cast - Good Enough (feat. Jussie Smollett)



   On February 19, 2015  Empire premiere in Australia, On September 29, 2015 Empire premier In Canada, on April 28, 2015 Empire broadcasting in the UK, on April 24, 2015 The series premiered in India on STAR World, on June 24, 2015 premier in Germany, on December 2, 2015 premier in Finland.



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