It’s finally back! “Empire” is back!


Season 2 of Fox’s show “Empire” has come back on tv, as of September 23, 2015. “Empire” is about Hip-hop artist Lucious Lyon, played by Terrence Howard who is CEO of Empire Entertainment. Lucious has always been able to overcome any obstacle he was faced with, except when he is diagnosed with ALS, and is expected to be dead in three years. While that’s going on, his ex-wife and co-founder of the company, Cookie Lyon played by, Taraji P. Henson has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her half of the company. Lucious has three sons, and he is deciding which son to give his company to when he is gone.


Andre played by Trai Byers, is the oldest, and he is CFO of the company. Andre is power hungry, and at every opportunity he is trying to get to a higher position, and please his father. Jamal Lyon played by Jussie Smollett is Lucious’ middle son, and he is considered the black sheep. He is a very talented singer, and the most talented in his family, but also is a homosexual. Lastly Hakeem played by Bryshere Y. Grayis, is Lucious’ youngest son, who is a rapper. He is a huge flirt, and tries to get every girl he sees. Lucious respects Hakeem the most out of his sons, because Lucious was once a rapper, and for Hakeem to be following in his father’s footsteps makes Lucious very happy. Hakeem has a great relationship with his mother.

Some North Point students were interviewed, and this is what they think of the show, Zianna Norman (‘18) responds, “I love “Empire”. I watch it because it’s very interesting. Cookie is my favorite character because she is so confident.”

Angel Griffin (‘17) comments, “I watch “Empire” every Wednesday night, because it’s so good and drama-filled. Marissa Vastey (‘17) remarks, “I love that show. It’s always poppin’!”


Despite “Empire” being a well-known show, with a lot of viewers, some people don’t mind as much for the show. While Karis Greene (’18) was being interviewed, she responded, “I don’t watch empire, because I watched one episode and the acting was terrible.” Along with Karis Greene, Lauryn Reid (’18) says “I don’t watch Empire I just can’t get into the show like everyone else can, but I might start watching it, because people keep telling me to.”

Empire comes on every Wednesday night at 9/8c on Fox, and most North Point will be tuned in. Will you?