Empire, Fox’s breakout hit of the 2014-15 season, is set to return this fall on September 23 and the network has already got a preview for fans despite the show having only begun taping the new season earlier this month.
The 30-second clip doesn’t feature much but does give a few clues as to what fans can expect in the upcoming season.
We see Cookie visiting Lucious in jail, as well as the Lyon brothers performing at a benefit concert to free their father.
While Fox’s 2013 breakout drama Sleepy Hollow was busy shooting itself in the foot today with news of yet another woman from Ichabod’s past being added to the show, the network’s 2015 breakout drama Empire was busy doing just the opposite, delighting fans with the release of the official Cookie and Lucious artwork for the upcoming season.
Don’t expect Taraji P. Henson to sit around twiddling her thumbs the next time Empire goes on hiatus. Nope, the 44-year old actress has a full plate for the foreseeable future, adding yet another big screen role to her already overflowing itinerary.
According to online reports, Taraji has landed the lead role in film adaptation of The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South, a true account of civil rights pioneer Ann Atwater, who for over a decade fought KKK leader C.P. Ellis in an attempt to get schools in North Carolina desegregated.
Actress Taraji P. Henson is covering the latest edition of Allure magazine. The 44-year old Empire star graces the July cover and dishes on everything from her beauty regimen, to why she makes it a point never to date her male co-stars.
According to Taraji, nearly twenty years in the business has prepared her for the success she is now experiencing thanks to her role as broom-wielding matriarch of the Lyon family, Cookie Lyon.
Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are covering the latest issue of Emmy magazine. Just as they did last year with Nicole Beharie and Tom Mison from Sleepy Hollow, Fox has submitted the pair for consideration in this year’s Emmy race for Best Male and Female lead in a drama series.
Emmy consideration is nothing new to Taraji who scored a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie back in 2011 for her Lifetime film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Howard on the other hand says an Emmy nod for anyone affiliated with the show, or the show in general, would be “Icing on the cake of an already amazing television experience.”
Actress Taraji P. Henson was a big winner at last night’s 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The 44-year actress walked away with the Best Actress in a Drama Series statuette for her role of Cookie Lyons on Fox’s break-out hit Empire, beating out stiff competition that included Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), Keri Russel (The Americans), and Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel).
Empire’s leading couple, Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, are set to take over your TV screens in the next couple of weeks.
Via press release, the pair will be lending their talents to Spike TV, first in the season finale of their break-out hit Lip Sync Battle, and again in June when the longtime co-stars come together to host the 2015 Guys Choice Awards.
In addition to her hosting duties, Taraji will also be presented with the prestigious Jean Claude Gahd Damn award. Previous winners include Scarlett Johansson, Kate Beckinsale, and The Walking Dead’s Danai Guria (2013) and Lauren Cohan (2014).