Empire Season 4 Release Date, Cast & Everything You Need To Know

15 September 2017, 12:47

Empire Season 4

Everything you need to know about one of Hip-Hop's hottest TV series; The cast, the air date and rumours...

Since Empire arrived on our screens in 2015, the explosive Hip-Hop drama has become a favourite among fans.

Following the huge celebrity cameos, plot twists and new songs that premiered during season 3, Empire fans are eagerly anticipating the return of Lucious Lyon, Cookie and the rest of the family. 


Here’s everything we know about Empire season 4 so far.


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The Cast

As things heat up around the Lyon family, expect all the biggest characters to make a return, including Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), Andre Lyon (Trai Byers), Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Anika Calhoun (Grace Byers).

Famous faces set to make cameos this season are rumoured to include Oprah Winfrey, Tyrese Gibson, Lenny Kravitz and Gina Gershon as Red Oaks.

However interestingly, Taraji P. Henson is rumoured to be considering leaving the show after season 4. 


The Release Date

For US fans, Empire is confirmed to return to TV screens on 27th September 2017! 

However UK fans can expect it to appear during Autumn 2017, with no release date confirmed.



The Plot

Following the explosive cliff-hanger at the end of season 3, there is rumoured to be a "reset" of the plot.

Empire executive producer Ilene Chaiken told Deadline that following the the car explosion that almost killed Lucious in season 3, he is going to be dealing with "the aftermath of this event, the damage to his mind and his body. Whether or not his memory is permanently or just temporally impaired is certainly one of the questions we’d begin the new season with."  

This could provide a huge ripple effect for the rest of the family. 



Where to watch

Empire Season 4 will air on US TV network Fox, however British fans can expect the new series to appear on 5Star, after it was moved from E4 after three seasons.



Empire season 4 latest trailers:


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