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Fox’s fall lineup, Gotham aside, has delivered a whole slew of disappointments, with heavily promoted reality series Utopia landing softly and new series like Gracepoint, Mulaney and Red Band Society proving dead on arrival. However, maybe midseason hip-hop drama Empire will turn things around for the network.
Featuring a star-studded cast led by Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe and Courtney Love, the show is looking increasingly like a potential hit. Like ABC’s Nashville, which is currently in its third season, Empire aims to blend the soapy, scandalous drama of Dynasty (which show creator Lee Daniels, of The Butler and Precious fame, has cited as an inspiration) with toe-tapping music. And judging by the first trailer, which you can check out below, the series has been wholly successful in that endeavor.
Howard toplines as Lucious Lyon, the head of a hip-hop empire who rose up from a »
- Isaac Feldberg
Empire Trailer. Fox‘s Empire (2014) TV show trailer stars Gabourey Sidibe, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Malik Yoba. Empire‘s plot synopsis: “Lucious Lyon (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, “Crash,” “Hustle & Flow”) is the king of hip-hop. An immensely talented artist, the CEO of Empire [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
When the powerful wizard Lord Tensley (James Marsters) is jilted by Princess Ennogard (Kaitlin Doubleday), he vows to rid the land of love. He commands his fire-breathing dragon to destroy any sign of affection seen throughout the kingdom. As the death toll rises, Camilan, a brave but arrogant warrior seeks to marry his true love, Larec, despite the curse upon the land. In order to fulfill his destiny, he must seek the help of his estranged brother, Ramicus, a bounty hunter with no desire to tangle with the evil Lord Tensley and his deadly dragon. However, an enchanted distress message and the promise of a great reward from the beautiful Princess Ennogard is enough to lure Ramicus to join the quest to defeat the wizard and his terrible beast. We have an exclusive look at Dragon Warriors with a new clip, along with the trailer, poster and some behind-the-scenes photos. »
Fox has ordered yet another new TV show for the 2014-15 season. Empire revolves around the world of hip hop with Terrence Howard starring as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon. He's a tough but wise patriarchal figure.
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The family drama from Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV stars Terrence Howard as industry heavyweight Lucious Lyon, a tough but wise patriarchal figure. The cast also includes Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers, Kaitlin Doubleday, Grace Gealey, Bryshere ‘Yazz the Greatest’ Gray, Jussie Smollett and Malik Yoba.
The project reteams “The Butler’s” Daniels and Strong, who co-wrote the pilot with Daniels directing. Grammy Award-winning Tim “Timbaland” Mosley wrote the music for the pilot — marking the first time Mosley has worked so closely on a drama pilot. Exec producers are Brian Grazer, Daniels, Strong and Francie Calfo.
- Whitney Friedlander
Enter the fantasy world of the upcoming ‘Dragon Warriors,’ with the first trailer and poster from the James Marsters-starring film. The former ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ actor portrays the movie’s lead villain, Lord Tensley, who seeks the hand of the beautiful princess, Lady Ennogarad (Kaitlin Doubleday), in the promotional video and poster from the fantasy film. ‘Dragon Warriors,’ which also stars Adam Johnson, Maclain Nelson and Luke Perry, was written and directed by Nelson and Stephen Shimek. The two fillmmakers didn’t have the large budget that Peter Jackson had on his ‘Lord of the Rings’ series, which influenced the fantasy comedy. So the scribes and helmers shot the movie on [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Fox’s Empire has rounded out its cast with the signing of Kaitlin Doubleday (Catch Me If You Can) as a series regular. The hip-hop industry drama pilot from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer centers on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Doubleday will play Rhonda, the wife of Lucious’ oldest son Andre (Trai Byers), a sexy, manipulative woman who shares Andre’s Ivy League background and intends to help him scrap his way to the head of Empire. Doubleday, repped by Paradigm and Mpg Management, appeared in features Home Of Phobia and Waiting and ABC’s Cavemen. Related: 2014 Fox Pilots Regina Hall is set as a recurring in Andrew Gurland’s new FX series Married, which will debut this summer. Created, directed and executive produced by Gurland, Married stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina Bowman, »
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