Empire Season 2 Trailer And Release Date: Plot Reveals Star-studded Cast Line-up, Prison Time To Change Lucious Lyon

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?Empire? gives us a taste of their upcoming new season with a teaser trailer from Fox. The 55-second trailer, titled ?Far from Grace,? shows off Lucious Lyon in prison, ?trying to make the best of the situation,? and in every way possible get his family back no matter what the cost, shared by International Business Times.


?It?s crazy how I can love you and hate you at the same moment,? Lucious expresses to Cookie in the video. ?I call it torture,? she replies. The all-new teaser trailer from ?Empire? also shows a variety of segments of the new season which includes Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) in a courtroom standing in front of a judge, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) performing on stage, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) sharing an intimate moment with his boyfriend, and Andre (Trai Byers) visiting Lucious (Terrence Howard) in jail, posted by Latin Times.

Showrunner Ilene Chaiken also shares her ambition for ?Empire? season 2. ?All we want to do is continue to do ?Empire,? to tell the story of this black family in a way that is relatable to all Americans of all colors, and in the most honest way that we can,? she expressed. ?We want to continue to make the audience gasp and laugh and scream and cry,? Chaiken added in an interview with TV Line.

Check out the official synopsis from Fox:

?Season 2 picks up three months after the shocking arrest and incarceration of Empire Entertainment head Lucious Lyon. Still in federal lockup, Lucious is trying to run Empire from inside, while a headline-grabbing state prosecutor hangs her political ambitions on bringing him down ? no matter what it takes. Meanwhile, Cookie stages a star-studded #FreeLucious concert in his support, while scheming with Andre, Hakeem, Anika (Grace Gealey) and the business savvy Mimi Whiteman (guest star Maris Tomei) to finalize the hostile takeover of Empire.?

Season 2 of ?Empire? is set to premier on Wednesday, September 23, on Fox.

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