Fox dropped a trailer to its midseason hip-hop family drama Empire during the World Series last night. From Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer, Empire centers around Lucious Lyon (Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire. Taraij P. Henson stars as Lucious’ ex-wife Cookie, and she’s still looking for a share of his success. Series also stars Gabourey Sidibe and guest stars Courtney Love. As Deadline reported back in March, Timbaland will serve as the song producer and songwriter, creating new tunes for the show and curating old ones.
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