You're about to have a new TV addiction; The US smash hit, Empire has finally reached UK shores and will kick off on E4 tonight!
The show follows a hip hop label that's run by former drug dealers, with a family that fight and plot against each other for control of the company. So far, so interesting. Here's the lowdown on what to expect this season...
The series follows a father, Lucious Lyon, (Terrance Howard) who is the CEO and founder of Empire Entertainment.
It begins with him being diagnosed with ALS and having to choose between his three sons to pass the business on to; Hakeem (Bryshere Y.Gray), the youngest bad-boy rapper, Jamal (Tussie Smollet), the middle soulful, gay musical genius and Andre (Trai Byers), the oldest, business- brained and bipolar brother.
Things take a turn as the boys mother, and ex-wife of Lucious, Cookie (Taraji P.Henson), turns up out of prison, wanting ownership of the company.
This sparks an ongoing love/hate battle for control of the company and loyalty of the sons- still following?
The show twists even more as Anika (Grace Gealy), stars as Lucious' new fiancée who can't stand Cookie. The two fight for Lucious' love and affection- plotting against each other at every turn.
Andre, meanwhile also poses a threat as he is one half of a power couple (he's married to Rhonda Lyon) that could claim the Empire at any moment.
Sounds pretty awesome doesn't it? With huge family drama, plotting and love wars, the show is not one to be missed as the family fights for the ownership of the company behind each other's backs- completely scandalous, how can you not love it?
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