About the series
Starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, Empire was launched for the first time in January 2015 on the Fox channel. Since then three installments have been given successful starts. The third season release date is September 21, 2016, precisely.
The series revolves around the life of famous hip-hop artist who used to be a drug dealer. The creation of the project is fully behind Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. It is a joint venture of various companies, including Danny Strong Productions, Imagine Television, Little Chicken, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television. Among other members of the acting cast, we can mark out the following ones:
- Taraji P. Henson,
- Grace Gealey,
- Trai Byers,
- Jussie Smollett,
- Kaitlin Doubleday and many others.
The main character of the story is Lucious Lyon who is renowned hip-hop musician and the CEO of Empire Entertainment. In his dark past, he was a drug dealer. But now he leads his life in a proper way and has three sons who assist them in managing his undertaking.
One day Lucious gets to know of his disease that won’t let him run his business anymore in three years. So he must choose a person who will be able to lead his corporation. At this moment, his ex-wife is released from the jail where she has spent many years for drug dealing. She thinks that Lucious should hand it over to her, as he owes her after putting her up to dealing and later exploiting the drug money to start his business and career of a singer.
Following Rating Figures
For the three-season run, the series has managed to maintain almost the same level of popularity. The first season premiere was noted for about 12 million watchers per each new episode. The latest third cycle has garnered a little bit lower figures yet they are still great – 10 million viewers.
The series keeps getting traction in terms of favorable reviews from critics. Several victories have been taken this year, including two Golden Glove Awards. This is indicative of only one thing – the future renewals.
When will the new season air date be revealed? As for now, nothing has been said of the resumption. Consequently, the Empire season 4 release date is a thing far in coming. We can expect it only next year. The early renewal is possible. Thus, stay with us in order to get to know everything at first hand and in time!