Empire, the hit Fox drama that tells the story of the Lyon clan is finally coming back! The nighttime soap set against the backdrop of the music world is returning next week for its final 10 episodes!
Empire Sneak Peek
Check out the sizzling sizzle reel above to get reacquainted with Lucious (Terrence Howard), Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), and the rest of the cast of characters in this hot drama.
As regular viewers of the show know, the mid-season finale ended with Lucious about to sign final divorce papers, severing his ties with Cookie, only to realize he was still in love with her. The couple’s emotional reunion was interrupted by a gun-wielding Tracy (Amanda Detmer)!
The End Is Near
It’s anyone’s guess as to how things will play out in these final episodes, but we do know that Jamal (Jussie Smollet) will not be back again.
“[T]here are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire,” Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television said in a statement last year. That stance was reiterated earlier this year at the Winter Television Critics press tour in Pasadena, Calif.
Empire was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Filmed in Chicago, the series is set in New York City. Empire is both the name of the show and the company name for the record label created by Lucious Lyon. The series premiered back in January of 2015 to nearly 10 million viewers and the Season 1 finale drew in 17 million viewers. Empire airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.