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‘Empire’: Cookie Plots To Dethrone Lucious In Epic Season 2 Trailer — Watch

Thu, August 6, 2015 8:41pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment

If you thought season one had tension, get ready! During the Television Critics Association summer press tour on August 6, a new ‘Empire’ trailer aired and it’s so crazy. Watch it here.

Even though Andre (Trai Byers) and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) want to completely cut Lucious (Terrence Howard) out as the CEO of the company, don’t think it’s going to be easy — Lucious is just as powerful behind bars. And this full-length trailer for Season 2 of Empire proves just that. Watch!

Jamal and Lucious seem to be teaming up, which is ironic because Lucious hated his son, Jamal, for being gay. But before he went to jail, and when he thought he was dying, Lucious chose Jamal to run the empire. Jamal is the most talented and level-headed, but the decision didn’t sit well with his brothers.

Furthermore, Lucious also says he has always loved Cookie, which is so true, but once Lucious is out of jail, all hell is going to break loose. It’s going to be nuts!

The new trailer also features our first look at venture capitalist Mimi Whiteman, played by Marisa Tomei — and well, she looks amazing! She also picks sides in the Lyon family drama. Plus, we get a look at Chris Rock in jail — a sight we never thought we’d live to see.

The first trailer for Season 2 was released just two weeks ago, when “new music, new money, new power” flashed across the screen and got us super excited. But this lengthier trailer has us jumping out of our seats. Is it September yet?!

Empire returns to Fox on September 23!

— Emily Longeretta & Chris Rogers