This year’s it show, Empire is making a return with its second season. The teaser trailer may be short but it’s got us excited.

Created by Lee Daniels (The Butler) the show follows hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Terence Howard) as he battles with a terminal disease and tries to get one of his three sons, Jamal, Hakeem and Andre, to take over his music empire.

Let’s not forget his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), straight out of prison ruffling feathers as she struts her stuff. Throw in guest appearances by A-listers Jennifer Hudson, Courtney Love and Cuba Gooding Jr., a killer soundtrack, under the musical direction of Timbaland, and you have a winning formula.’

To refresh your memory [spoiler alert] season one concluded with Jamal coming out and taking reign over the Empire; Lucious’ disease ended up being not so terminal and he headed to jail [end of spoiler]. Enter season two: with more guest stars (like Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Patti LaBelle, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Ludacris) already signed on, and did we mention Ne-Yo is teaming up with Timbaland on production? We can’t wait to see what season two, with 18 episodes, has in store for us.

Premiering in the US on 23 September, we’re ready for more! Take a look at a teaser trailer and tell us, will you be watching season two of Empire?

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