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Empire (2015)

Empire (2015) poster
Air weekdate: Wednesday
Genre: Drama, Family
Channel: FOX (US)
Status: Continuing
8.2 (30 votes)
Terrence Howard Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
Taraji P. Henson Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon
Andre Royo Andre Royo as Thirsty Rawlings
Bre-z Bre-z as Freda Gatz
Bryshere Gray Bryshere Gray as Hakeem Lyon
Gabourey Sidibe Gabourey Sidibe as Becky
Grace Gealey Grace Gealey as Anika Gibbons
Jamila Velazquez Jamila Velazquez as Laura Calleros
Jussie Smollett Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon
Kaitlin Doubleday Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon

LUCIOUS LYON is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.

Lucius Lyon is the head of the hip-hop Empire. He is very proud of his achievements and feels himself a king in his powerful music empire. But one day his health has deteriorated significantly, so without wasting time he went to the hospital to find out what was wrong. As show the results of analyzes, he is very ill. And he learned that with such a dreadful diagnosis he will to live yet three years. Now Lucius understands only one thing that he must to find someone who will take his place mentor on the throne. According to ancient customs this place should take one of the sons. But what if he has the three sons? How to make the right choice? And he understands the fact that he needs to begin to establish a relationship with his sons before drawing the conclusions. As it turns out there's another man who wants to take the place of Lucius. This is his ex-wife, Kuki. Almost 20 years she was in the prison but now she came to the freedom and thirsts only one to receive this important place. During the years spent in the prison, she has not forgotten how to achieve the goals and customized to win. Who of the contenders will stronger and will win the race for the throne?

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The second season promises to continue its engrossing storyline as it was in the premier one. As we know, Lucious Lyon finds himself in safe custody and is torn by conflicting emotions. On the one hand he is furious, but on the other – Lucious is going to profit from the current situation. He gets back to his basics, becomes more fierce and authoritative than before. The question still hangs in the air: was it Cookie who ratted him out, or she is not an informer type? Now she is trying to concentrate on taking over the Empire. Will Cookie manage to create her own successful label? In the sophomore season of Empire the followers also take pleasure of the twisting plot unfolding around the Lyon sons. Each of them is involved in his own thrilling story arc. Hakeem will grow and change considerably. Apart from the Lyon family the viewers will become accustomed with a new female character, being closely connected with Laura. Keep watching the breathtaking season 2 of the Empire series!

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The series examines the sad story of one African-American family of Lyon. Many years of life the head of the family of Lucius who is the head of the Empire Enterprize huge company held in one of the poorest areas of Philadelphia in a large, poor family. Becoming a teenager Lucius began to sell drugs. The guy was a child drew attention to his musical talent which is not extinguished even when committing bad deeds. This music helped the hero to escape from captivity poverty, alcohol and drugs. Recorded a hip-hop album Lucius brings immense popularity. This breakthrough played a major role in the construction of the family empire. Over time, Empire Enterprize focused not only on the music but also in the production of fashion jackets, T-shirts, jeans and accessories. Lucius was always the guest of honor at the White House. But the happiness did not last long. The hero learns about the hopelessness of the situation related to his illness. He has only three years to take care of the future of his corporation, and leave it in the hands of a reliable leader. Just three sons expressed their desire to take the presidency of the empire. It is known that they are all very distinguishable in character. The oldest the most brutal and always thought that he is worthy to take the place of the president. Middle brother notably distinguished by his kindness and dreaminess. The youngest is a spoiled rogue. Between brothers conceived the present competition. So who will win in this battle? You are interested in the long-awaited answers to the questions you will find in the new episodes of the third season which is scheduled for October 2016.

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