Supernova FOX drama EMPIRE stars TARAJI P. HENSON and TERRENCE HOWARD cover the new issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!!!
Admit it: You love EMPIRE.
You’ve tweeted about EMPIRE. It's like that you've quoted Empire or, more specifically, COOKIE LYON.
You are NOT alone.
Thanks to record ratings, soapy plots, and a sterling cast, Empire has become the television story of 2015.
In this week’s cover story, EW spends 48 hours on the wild Chicago set for the final days of shooting season one, including witnessing an epic catfight, the cast dancing to the Fame theme, and star Terrence Howard in a cape (it’s complicated).
Created by Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, with music by megaproducer Timbaland, the show tells the story of Lucious Lyon (Howard), an ALS-stricken music CEO who struggles to choose one of his three sons as his replacement while dealing with his ex-con ex-wife, Cookie. It’s campy, provocative, moving, and exhilarating—sometimes all in the same scene.
EMPIRE Creator LEE DANIELS says;
“You hear people talking about it. It just opens up the vision of decision-makers. Finally there’s so many African-American experiences that can be seen and viewed by everybody. It’s nice to be there, really, at the epicenter of it all.”TERRENCE HOWARD adds;
“I thought it would take a couple years [to be a hit] and maybe get a little peak and then come back down. I didn’t know it would jump off from there. But now that such a huge audience has joined in to the dance and are following, I feel so responsible to keep them there.”-CCG