Fox Gives Hip-Hop Drama Empire a Series Order
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.06.2014
Another pickup for Fox...
Like all the networks, Fox is making decisions on which pilots will move forward into series for the coming fall. And following up on its pickup of Gotham yesterday, the network has now given another drama a series order. That drama is the hip-hop themed Empire, which Variety reports will premiere this fall on the network.
The series is from Lee Daniels (The Butler) and Danny Strong (Recount) and stars Terrance Howard as Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure in the hip-hop industry. The cast also includes Oscar nominees Taraji P. Henson and Gabourey Sidibe alongside Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Bryshere ‘Yazz the Greatest' Gray, Jussie Smollett and Malik Yoba.