E4 to Bring 'Empire' to U.K.

U.K. television network E4 has picked up the new U.S. series "Empire," described by creator Lee Daniels as the "black 'Dynasty.'"

April 6, 2018

E4 to Bring 'Empire' to U.K.

U.K. television network E4 has picked up the new U.S. series "Empire," described by creator Lee Daniels as the "black 'Dynasty.'"

Set in the world of hip-hop music, "Empire" follows the life of former street thug turned powerhouse music industry mogul, Lucious Lyon (played by Terrence Howard), who must choose one of his three sons to take over his music empire.

The 12 x 60 series premiered in the U.S. in January and features a soundtrack from rap star Timbaland and Jim Beanz.

"Empire" will debut on E4 in the U.K. this spring.

“We are delighted to be working with E4 on 'Empire,' the hottest new show on American television–it is the perfect home for the series," says Steve Cornish, senior vice president and managing director, Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. "Viewers will be captivated by this ground breaking drama."

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