Empire Episode 1.01 Pilot
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Empire Episode 1.01 Pilot

Episode Premiere
Jan 7, 2015
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Music
Production Company
20th Century Fox Television
Official Site
http://www.fox.com/empire/
Episode Premiere
Jan 7, 2015
Genre
Drama, Comedy, Music
Period
2015 - Now
Production Co
20th Century Fox Television
Distributor
Fox
Official Site
http://www.fox.com/empire/
Director
Lee Daniels
Screenwriter
Lee Daniels, Danny Strong
Main Cast
Additional Cast

EMPIRE is a powerful new drama that follows LUCIOUS LYON (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, "Crash," "Hustle & Flow"), the head of a music empire whose reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes when he learns he has a disease and must choose one of his three sons to take over: ANDRE (Trai Bryers, "90210"), JAMAL (Jussie Smollett, "North," "The Mighty Ducks") or HAKEEM (acting newcomer Bryshere Gray, a.k.a. Yazz The Greatest). Complicating matters is their mother and Lucious' ex-wife, COOKIE (Academy Award and Emmy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, "No Good Deed," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), who emerges from prison to claim her share.