Empire season 5
TV channel: Fox
Original release: January 7, 2015 – present
About TV show Empire season 5
Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) has left behind his criminal background and has become CEO of record label Empire Entertaiment. He rules his music empire untouched until he learns that a serious illness will paralyze him. Now the question arises for him which of his three sons the company will be heading in his future: Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), Jamal (Jussie Smollett) or Andre (Trai Byers). Lucious favorite is Hakeem, a playboy who shies away from hard work though. The middle son Jamal avoids the limelight and is sensitive, but is also a musical prodigy. Lucious is ashamed of him for being gay. The eldest son, Andre, is already the chief financial officer of the record label. But Lucious thinks he's missing something crucial to run the company completely: charisma. Andre still wants to be the successor and is supported in his project by his wife Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday). Lucious challenges his sons to compete for the soon-to-be-filled post. As if the incipient conflict in the family was not enough, even Lucious ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) is unexpectedly released from prison seven years earlier. She believes she helped build the company and sees herself as a victim, having taken the punishment for Lucious drug trafficking that he once used to finance. The fight for the throne of the musical empire threatens to destroy the family.
Empire is an American television series aired by Fox since January 7, 2015. The content of the series focuses on the fictitious American hip-hop and entertainment label Empire Entertainment, whose founder Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his family, which argues about their influence in the company. The first broadcast took place in the United States on January 7, 2015 and Season 1 was completed on March 18, 2015.