Fox Broadcasting Company hosted its Red Carpet event for “Empire,” the premiere show starring Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson at PUBLIC Chicago on Monday. I must say that I’ve been to a number of Red Carpet events, but this one is certainly at the top of my list.
The show, which features an iconic list of stars, was presented to a select number of attendees in a posh, upscale atmosphere. PUBLIC Chicago’s commanding ambiance was the perfect venue for the all white and gold affair. The event carried your usual suspects: an allotted time period for press interviews with the cast and crew, photo opportunities with members of the cast, and a spread of elegant hors d’oeuvres.
We also got to check out the pilot episode for the series, which is created by Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler), Danny Strong (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt. 1 & 2) and executive produced by Ilene Chaiken (The L Word).
Without giving away too many details, I immediately noticed the show had lots of realistic elements that are seen in families across the country. Terrence Howard plays the character of Lucious Lyon, an immensely talented artist and the CEO of Empire Entertainment. He finds out that he has less than three years to live, and launches his search for an heir to his company. His three sons, and his ex-wife (Taraji P. Henson), set out to claim Empire Entertainment for their own.
Watch the trailer for Empire:
Here’s a preview of the screening of Fox’s new hit series Empire. Full interview coming soon! The show starts January 7th, make sure you tune in!