You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lee Daniels’ Hip-Hop Drama ‘Empire’ Gets Series Order at Fox

Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox.

The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Bryshere ‘Yazz the Greatest’ Gray, Jussie Smollett and Malik Yoba.

The project reteams “The Butler’s” Daniels and Strong, who co-wrote the pilot with Daniels directing. Grammy Award-winning Tim “Timbaland” Mosley wrote the music for the pilot — marking the first time Mosley has worked so closely on a drama pilot. Exec producers are Brian Grazer, Daniels, Strong and Francie Calfo.

More TV

  • Joy Reid Hillary Clinton NYC Power

    Joy Reid's Attorney: FBI Opens Investigation Into Hacking Allegations

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • Bill CosbyCriminal charges against Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby Retrial: No Verdict Reached, Jury to Reconvene Thursday

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Talks

    Fox World Cup Broadcast Team Looks to Put American Stamp on International Affair

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • Dear White People Netflix

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases 'Dear White People' Season 2 Trailer (Watch)

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • Here and Now Review

    'Here and Now' Canceled by HBO

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • 'Queer Eye,' 'Jersey Shore' Creators Reveal

    'Queer Eye,' 'Jersey Shore' Creators Reveal How Unscripted Franchises Were Revived

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

  • Forest Whitaker at the Photocall For

    Forest Whitaker to Star in Epix Drama Series 'Godfather of Harlem'

    “Empire,” the drama project from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong set in the world of hip-hop, has received a series order at Fox. The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content