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

Latest/Next UK Season: 6 (Final)

Latest/Next UK TV Air Date: 10 February 2021

UK Channel: Amazon Prime

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
Season 5b – 5Star – 15 April 2019 at 11:20 pm

US TV Premiere Date

Latest/Next US Season: 6 (Final)

Latest/Next US TV Air Date: September 24, 2019 at 9:00 pm

US Channel: Fox

Previous US Premiere Dates


Final Season: 6 (Final)


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Country of Origin: USA

Additional Airing Notes:

Musical drama series about a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Enterprises. Stars Terrence Howard. Dropped by 5Star, but the final season is now on Amazon Prime Video UK.

Trailer for Empire