Empire Trailer: Hip-Hop Mogul’s Family Battles For Control In New Fox Drama

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By Daniel Gates


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“Empire” is coming in 2015, and Fox has released the first teaser trailer for the show about a hip-hop mogul whose health problems lead to a family battle for control of his record label.

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star in the drama, along with Gabourey Sidibe, Malik Yoba, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray. The show’s original soundtrack is written and produced by Timbaland. It’s created by Lee Daniels of Precious and The Butler fame.

From the network’s official plot summary: “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.”

“As the Lyons slug it out, an emotional chess game begins that will either cause the family’s destruction or redemption,” says the summary. “Lives and loves will be lost as the complicated family will come together and fall apart over the elusive throne.” The series looks like a juicy mix of family intrigue, feuds, backstabbing, glamour, power plays and yacht parties.

“Empire” is set to debut in January. Are you looking forward to it? Check out the first promo below, and tell us what you think. Note: Video no longer available.

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