The release date for Empire Season 3 — SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Empire Season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. FOX has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for September 21, 2016.
About the series
Empire is an American drama TV series that follows the life of a former drug dealer turned hip-hop tycoon. Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong for Fox, the series stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. The second season premiered on September 23, 2015 and consists of 18 episodes.
Lucious Lyon is a former drug dealer who becomes a well-known hip-hop artist and CEO of Empire Entertainment. His three sons – Hakeem, Jamal and Lyon – assist him in running the business. Just when everything seems to be going perfectly, Lucious learns that he has ALS and will be incapacitated in three years. This news prompt him to begin thinking of who will run the business when he himself no longer can, and it is the exact time when Lucious' ex-wife Cookie is released from prison, where she did time on drug dealing charges. Cookie believes that Lucious owes her, as it was he who put her up to dealing and later used the drug money to jumpstart his career.