With growing anticipation for Fox’s “Empire” season two to arrive this fall, show producer Lee Daniels has treated fans to some exclusive behind-the-scenes goodies.

Daniels unleashed a clip of “Empire” star Terrence Howard draped in prison gear alongside confirmed celebrity guest Chris Rock onto Instagram this week.

Locked up with Lucious on #empireseason2 #terrencehoward #chrisrock #fox #freelucious 👊🏿

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1st day incredible #empireseason2 #chrisrock #terrencehoward #FOX #thankful 🙏🏾

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Ummmm … #prisonlife? 💋 #freelucious #empireseason2 #day1 #bigdaddylostintheyard 👀

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#gettingready #gettingexcited #chrisrock #empire #empireseason2 #fox 👊🏿

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Day 2 #empireseason2 #FOX 👊🏾

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According to reports, “Empire” will enjoy an explosion of famous faces on its show when season two returns this fall.

Fox’s hottest new show, hip-hop drama Empire, has signed up some huge names to guest star in season two. The network announced Monday in New York that Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz would be appearing in guest roles in the upcoming season, Variety reports. (TIME)


Season two is expected to come packed with 18 episodes.

A notable increase from the musical series’ 12-episode first season, the order is still a far cry from the conventional 22-episode broadcast series season. Considering Empire’s massive ratings growth over the first season – the primetime soap pulled in a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49 and nearly 17 million viewers – it only makes sense for Fox to try to get as many new episodes as it can. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Recently, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett talked to SOHH about the show’s explosive first season.

“I feel like Season 1 was the set up and then Season 2 will be, okay, let’s go back and let’s clean up all of the Lyons’ stuff, if you will. I’m very happy. I’m very excited where Jamal, where his journey has taken him, from beginning to now, and where it’s going to end up going. I’m very excited.” (SOHH)