Who's Lording Over Fox's Hip-Hop Empire? Get an Exclusive First Look

From Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Precious) and Emmy winner Danny Strong (Game Change, Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Empire is described as a sexy and powerful new drama about Lucious Lyon (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, Hustle & Flow), the head of a music empire whose three sons and wife (Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest) all battle for his throne.

Set to an original soundtrack written and produced by Timbaland, the Lyon family, seen below, is populated by (L to R) Trai Byers (90210) as Andre, Henson as Cookie, Howard as Lucious, Jussie Smollett (On Our Own) as Jamal and Bryshere Gray (aka rapper Yazz the Greatest) as Hakeem.