Watch Now

on Amazon Video

ON TV
A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
Reviews
Popularity
144 ( 21)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1  
2017   2016   2015   Unknown  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 23 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ad

Genius (TV Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe
Power I (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York night club owner who has it all, catering for the city's elite and dreaming big, lives a double life as a drug kingpin.

Stars: Lela Loren, Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton
Star (TV Series 2016)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A trio of women form a musical group in Atlanta.

Stars: Jude Demorest, Brittany O'Grady, Ryan Destiny
Scandal (TV Series 2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

Stars: Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz
How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series 2014)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor become involved in a twisted murder plot that promises to change the course of their lives.

Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Lucious Lyon (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Hakeem Lyon (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Jamal Lyon (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Andre Lyon (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Anika Calhoun (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Cookie Lyon (44 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Porsha (41 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Becky (40 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Tiana Brown (38 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Rhonda Lyon (36 episodes, 2015-2016)
...
 Chicken (28 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Freda Gatz / ... (26 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Employee / ... (22 episodes, 2015-2017)
...
 Thirsty Rawlings (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
Edit

Storyline

Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Music. Family. Power. The battle begins. (Season 1) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Danny Strong/Lee Daniels Project  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The show portrays the events and story as taking place in Philadelphia, and uses establishing skyline shots of Philadelphia. However, the series is actually filmed in Chicago. See more »


Soundtracks

Live in the Moment
(uncredited)
Performed by Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Y. Gray
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Empire Gives Life!
20 December 2016 | by (Washington, D.C. Metro Area) – See all my reviews

From the very first season, Empire has done nothing but deliver. This show just sucks you in and you cannot help but to be Team Cookie. Taraji had my heart from Baby Boy. As far as I can tell, the role of Cookie was tailored just for her. She has a loyalty about her that you just cannot fake.

I love how all of the characters interact. There is a genuine rapport and, if you didn't know any better, you would swear they were all truly related. It's fun to watch and each season gets deeper into what made each character into the "person" they are today.

I think the only thing this show is missing is a few Caribbean and AfroPop/AfroBeat artists on the Empire Records lineup. There are so many talented indie artists like Naomi Achu and seasoned artists like Jah Cure, who I would love to see represented.

American music, in my opinion, is founded on the generous mix of culture. I hope future seasons of Empire tap into these other genres of music.

Hats of to Lee Daniels and his team of writers and producers!

LaDana Drigo


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page