Gaborone, Botswana: Television’s fiercest hip-hop family, the Lyons, return to FOX, DStv Channel 125 for the remainder of Season Five of Empire on 7 March 2019, at 19:55 CAT.
Golden Globe nominated Empire continues to be one of the most popular and acclaimed shows on television. A powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music, the show revolves around the Lyons and their media company, Empire Entertainment.
At the end of Season Four, the Lyons lost Empire. However, Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Golden Globe® winner Taraji P. Henson) finally found their way to each other and said their “I do’s.” In Season Five, two years have passed, and the Lyons have yet to reclaim Empire. The family has experienced unimagined tragedies and now must join forces to rebuild from scratch. As their plans begin to take shape, they will be forced to learn – once again – that fame and fortune come with a hefty price tag.
It has been almost two months since lead actress Taraji P. Henson visited South African shores in a week-long tour that included a press conference, fan engagements, visits to Constitution Hill, the Apartheid Museum, non-profit organisation ‘Keep a Child Alive’ and a ‘Women in Media’ event. Her visit is showcased in a half-hour special that will broadcast the same evening as Empire returns, at 19:30 CAT. Fox Networks Group Africa, Director of Marketing and On-Air. “We can’t wait to share the highlights of her visit with viewers, and to see more of her as Cookie in the remaining eight episodes of this season,” she continued.