August 5, 2014

On The List: Empire

No. 3 on the list: another FOX show, Empire starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.

These two reunite after the 2005 film Hustle & Flow and it looks like this new show will be just as entertaining. I absolutely loved Taraji in Person of Interest and was pissed when she was killed off so it is good to see her on network TV again. Her character will definitely add an interesting dynamic to show by the looks of it.

Premiering in spring of 2015, this Lee Daniels and Danny Strong penned drama follows the head of a music empire (Howard) whose children and ex-wife all fight to see who will head the music magnate’s company after being diagnosed with a disease that will leave him unable to remain in control.

On another note, when was the last time Terrence was in some sort of high profile project? Not including The Best Man Holiday, was it perhaps Red Tails? His star power really went down after the Iron Man fiasco and then some other issues which is a shame because I do like him as an actor. This should be good for him though.

Per FOX:

“LUCIOUS LYON (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, “Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug, his reign has been unchallenged for years. But all that changes, when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years. The clock is ticking, and he must groom one of his three sons to take over his crowning achievement, without destroying his already fractured family.”

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Natalya