Empire season 2, episode 1 airs tonight on Fox.
Season 2 picks up three months after the arrest and incarceration of Lucious, who is trying to run Empire Entertainment from inside federal lockup. Elsewhere, a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing Lucious down. Cookie stages a star-studded concert in support of her ex, while at the same time she’s plotting with Andre, Hakeem, Anika and Mimi Whiteman to finalize the hostile takeover of his company.
Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard, Crash, Hustle & Flow) 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 disabled 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.
Empire season 2, episode 1 airs Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.