Bring on the kingpins
Empire’s second season promises even more family fights, twists, turns and A-list guest stars.
Empire Season 2 Thursdays (from 24 September) FOX 21:00
Things are about to heat up in the second season of Empire (2015current) – and we’re not just talking about Cookie’s ( Taraji P Henson) scorching one-liners. The series, which proved to be a global hit when it debuted in January this year, is back for an expanded 18 episodes and there won’t be any shortage of nail-biting drama.
Following an intense season 1 finale in March this year, the Lyon family is in pieces. King of the castle Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is behind bars for the murder of Cookie’s cousin Bunkie (Antoine McKay). And with Lucious having learnt that he doesn’t actually have a life-threatening disease, he’ll be spending a lot of time behind bars thinking of ways to take back what’s his. “What he takes out of prison makes him more Lucious than ever,” showrunner Ilene Chaiken reveals. “It brings him closer to the streets, back to his roots.”
From left, back: Becky (Gabourey Sidibe), Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), Cookie (Taraji P Henson), Porsha (Ta’Rhonda
Jones) Middle: Anika (Grace Gealey), Rhonda (Kaitlin
Doubleday) Front: Hakeem (Bryshere Y Gray),
Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Andre