Video: Empire Season 2 – Lucious Lyon Released from Prison – Who Will Control the Company
Empire took the world by storm during its first season. We met Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard, the king of hip-hop, who is the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, with his reign being unchallenged for years.
After battling what Lucious, believed to be a terminal disease, he challenged his sons (Jussie Smollett as Jamal, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray as Hakeem and Trai Byers as Andre) to compete for his throne, a task made all the more complicated by the return of their mother and Lucious’ ex-wife, Cookie (Henson), who was released from prison.
Season Two will pick up three months after Lucious’ shocking arrest and incarceration at the end of last season. Knowing Lucious won’t be held much longer in prison, Cookie and her allies within the Lyon family make a desperate attempt to seize control of the company. But as the Lyons continue to battle each other, a bigger external threat emerges that could force them to unite.
In the most recent promotion of Empire season 2, we see more of Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie’s (Taraji P. Henson) love-hate relationship. In the video, Cookie is seen visiting her ex-husband in prison, during which he tells her that he wants his family again.
“It’s crazy how I can love you and hate you at the same moment,” Lucious says to Cookie. “I call it torture,” she responds. Lucious will finally get his freedom. We see him speaking in front of supporters, one of which holds a sign which reads, “Welcome home Lucious!!”
Empire returns Wednesday, September 23 at 9 P.M. on FOX.
There are some amazing guest stars this season. Chris Rock will appear as Lucious’ fellow inmate, and Marisa Tomei will play a Forbes-list billionaire who takes Lucious’ side in the war for control over the company. Other guest stars we can expect to see include Kelly Rowland, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Ludacris, Adam Rodriguez, Mariah Carey and Pitbull.
Will you be tuning in this season? We will be recapping – so be sure to bookmark us and come back.