FOX’s Empire may not be the same ratings juggernaut as its first season, but that isn’t stopping FOX from re-teaming with creator Lee Daniels for another powerhouse music drama. To wit, Queen Latifah has joined the new female-centric music drama Star, additionally casting the three unknown leads, and adding writers.
The smash success of Fox’s Empire, bolstered by equally impressive debut ratings for Season 2, would inevitably spur talk of a potential spinoff series. We’ve heard a few rumblings before, but talks between Fox and creator Lee Daniels may now be heating up, placing a new Empire on the throne as early as next year, with seeds planted this season.
Anticipation for Empire Season 2 grows by the day, and FOX can throw as many trailers and photos as they want without tempering fan fervor. More than just the Lyon family drama however, Empire fans want to hear the next great music from the series, and FOX has happily obliged with two new tracks developed with the aid of Pitbull and Ne-Yo.
True to form, FOX’s Empire has been living large on the road to its September Season 2 premiere, dropping trailer after trailer, and the occasional 20-minute preview. What better way to keep the Empire in power, than to add four more new trailers, as well as our first HD photos of the Season 2 opener?
Not fit to stay contained by its original twelve-episode order, FOX’s Empire will only grow bigger in Season 2, upping the ante to a full 18 hours, but why stop there? Even the previews have started their own Empire, as FOX devotes a full 20 minutes to previewing the Lyons’ second run.
Forget the Emmy snubs, FOX’s Empire just won the fall. We won’t have to wait until September for a fresh look at the Lyons’ latest drama, as FOX has officially dropped the first Empire Season 2 trailer online, chock full of money, power, and some serious Orange.
Every Emmy season brings with it the requisite snubs, even as yesterday’s nominations finally acknowledged Tatiana Maslany and more, though the breakout success of FOX’s Empire seems largely to have been overlooked. Series creator Lee Daniels had … what you might call an adverse reaction about it.
FOX’s Empire proved an unexpected juggernaut across its first season, but did you know the Lee Daniels drama bucked every trend by its climbing ratings? Or that we almost had Wesley Snipes and Mo’Nique instead of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson? These are just some of the trivial tracks flowing through the eleventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which drip-drops knowledge of FOX’s Empire!