Step Inside Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ (TRAILER) Jillian Bowe May 15, 2014 Empire, Fox, News 16 Comments Fox has released a little taste of what's to come on Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's highly-anticipated hip-hop drama Empire. The series focuses on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a music dynasty. His ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and three sons are all fighting to claim their piece of the empire. While Lucious deals with his family, the music mogul must also battle with other issues that may take him out the game permanently. Watch the trailer after the jump!