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Hit US Show Empire Is Set For A UK Launch

Hit US Show Empire Is Set For A UK Launch

April 9, 2015 | D&L

The US hit show Empire will see leading cast members, Terrence Howard and Taraji P.Henson, on UK screens!

With the show now being picked up on E4, its successful first series will air next month, after its show finale saw 23 million viewers tune in. Now having come to an end for American audiences, the wait is on for the second series (yes the show has already been picked up for a second season) of this musical drama, created by Lee Daniels, with thoughts of creating a ‘black Dynasty’ in mind.

Follow Hip Hop boss Luscious Lyon (Howard) and his wife Cookie (Taraji), as he juggles the factors of his business, family time and the aim of wanting to make a success of his music empire being portrayed.

“The way in which the show balances a sense of authenticity with some of the more audacious moments is key to its success,” shared the show’s Executive Producer. “There’s an honesty to the story we’re telling and audiences have responded to that.”

Guest stars include Raven Symone, Naomi Campbell, Estelle and Snoop Dogg, alongside cast members Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe and Malik Yoba.

After seeing such rave reviews from the public and celebrity figures alike, we’ll certainly be tuning in.

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