Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lee Daniels 'Empire' on Fox - TV's First 'Black Dynasty' Drama Series [Photos]

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Raven Simone and girlfriend at Empire premiere

I was surprised when I heard this morning on the radio that Lee Daniels is behind new TV drama, Empire. Lee Daniels is the director of last year's The Butler and also Monster's Ball with Halle Berry and Precious with Gabourey Sidibe. The latter also features in this new vehicle for black stars including Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, among others. Naomi Campbell even makes an appearance.

The new Empire series is being hailed as a Black Dynasty as it showcase a black family squabble over wealth and inheritance. There is a drug dealer turned music mogul, Lucious Lyon, who after he's diagnosed with ALS, has his three sons, and his fresh-out-of-prison ex-wife, Cookie fighting for their shares of his empire. I'm excitied to follow the series and enjoyed pictures from the premiere, below...