Guys. I can’t even. In an attempt to make this the best day ever, Fox has released the first Season 2 trailer for its brilliant breakout show, Empire. It’s just as dramatic as you’d expect.
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Want some spoilers? Cause we have ’em. The video is only 30 seconds long (24 if you take out the promo card at the end), but it’s packed with info. What have our favorite music executives been up to since we last saw them a few short months ago? Where can we expect them to go from here? The first teaser has plenty of answers and leaves us with one big question. Let’s pick apart this beast, shall we?
First and foremost, the tune backing this teaser is awesome. “It ain’t about the money, it’s about the power,” perfectly sums up Empire. Though, I think Jamal (Jussie Smollett) would tell you that it’s about both.
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What else can we garner from the half-minute-long trailer? Lucious is still in jail, for starters. He’s also rockin’ a shaved head which, let’s be honest, still can’t hurt Terrence Howard’s style. And, despite Cookie’s tryst with that rockin’ security guard, it looks like she’ll still do anything to save her man, Lucious, including dance in a cage onstage at a Free Lucious concert starring Jamal. Of course.
The rest of the Empire gang is up to their usual stuff, too. We see Anika and Andre power walking through the building, clearly on a mission they’ve dubbed of the utmost importance. And Hakeem? Dude is livin’ large and enjoying every minute of it. It’s clearly not all drama and business, though. Even within the short-but-sweet promo, they still find time to show us some grinding bodies in some seriously tight clothes. So, it looks like someone is still having fun, even with Lucious behind bars.
Will Lucious’ arrest change things between him and Cookie? She’ll clearly stop at nothing to save her one-time man. Empire Season 2 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23. We’ll be right here with all the deets as soon as we have ’em.
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