Musical drama about the inner working of Empire Enterprises, a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, who’s family are battling for control of the business. Written by Lee Daniels (director of The Butler & Precious) and Danny Strong (writer of The Butler, The Hunger Games – Mockingjay, but of course, better know to a geek audience as an actor, playing Jonathan Levinson, one of The Trio in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 6!) Described by Lee Daniels as his “black Dynasty”.

Stars Terrence Howard (Iron Man, The Butler) and Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Person of Interest).

UK TV Premiere Date Information

Latest/Next UK Season: 5b (returning after mid-season break)

Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 15 April 2019 at 11:20 pm

UK Channel: 5star

Country of Origin: USA

Additional Airing Notes:

Musical drama series about a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. Stars Terrence Howard.

Previous UK Premiere Dates

Season 1 – E4 – 28 April 2015 at 9pm

Season 2 – E4 – 06 October 2015 at 9pm

Season 3 – E4 – 4 October 2016 at 10pm

Season 4 – 5Star – 25 October 2017 at 10pm

Season 4b – 5Star – 12 April 2018 at 10pm

Season 5 – 5Star – 18 October 2018 at 10pm


Next Season If Renewed: 6

Status: 75% CHANCE


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Trailer for Empire