Empire is described as a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. It centers on Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.
Someone call social services. It's all here: criminals putting their kids at risk, neglecting the kids to go swinging, writing letters to your kid to tell them their life isn't worth living, violence, drug addicts, seriously poor decisions, and knitting needles, dahling.