Empire is one of the latest TV series, debuted on January 7, 2015. It is an American musical drama. Empire is related to the entertainment company, Empire Enterprises, and hip hop music. What makes this TV show even more interesting are actions of the Lyon family as they try to take over the leadership and full control of the Empire Enterprises company.
Empire is one hour long. It was created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels. Stars on the show are: Terrence Howard, Malik Yoba, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Taraji P. Henson, Kaitlin Doubleday and Grace Gealey.
Lucious Lyon is played by Terrence Howard. He was a drug dealer, but now, he is hip hop mogul and the Empire Entertainment’s CEO. Things for him aren’t very good. In the first season he was diagnosed with ALS. Lyon has an ex-wife, Cookie and a fiancée, Anika. His ex-wife is trying to prevent them from getting married.
Cookie is played by Taraji P. Henson. She is the mother of three sons, and ex con! She was 17 years in prison, for drug dealing, which financed the founding of the Empire entertainment company. After her release from prison, she is trying to bring her family back together, but it is harder than it looks.
Andre Lyon is the eldest son of the Lucious Lyon and Cookie. He is played by Trai Byers. Andre has bipolar disorder and hunger for success and influence. He is married to Rhonda, his love from college. At the moment he is the CEO of the company, but he is trying to run the company. The biggest problems are his brothers.