As Eddie (guest star Forest Whitaker) fights for his place at Empire Entertainment and gets the board on his side, Lucious and Shine must find a permanent solution to keep him out. Meanwhile, Cookie is desperate to fulfill a promise to a friend before it’s too late. Then, when tensions rise in Jamal and Tory’s new band, Preacher Azal (guest star Kade Wise) inspires Jamal with an idea to get everyone in sync in the all-new “A Lean and Hungry Look” episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, May 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-415) (TV-14 D, L, S, V) EMPIRE Season 4 Episode 15 Photos A Lean And Hungry Look.
Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Annika Calhoun, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams, Serayah as Tiana Brown, Ta‘Rhonda Jones as Porsha Taylor, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash, Alvin “Xzibit” Joiner as Shine Joiner, and Terrell Carter as Warren DuBois
Guest Cast: Alfre Woodard as Renee, Kevin “Webb” Wigfall as Webb, Chet Hanks as Blake, James Colby as Burleson, Kade Wise as Preacher Azal, Ptosha Storey as Chyna, Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya, Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Sara Sevigny as Edna Bunnin, Will Kinnear as Leonard Bernstein, Porscha Coleman as Mercedes, Juno as Lonnie, Dustin Laurenzi as Alex, Kurt Schweitz as Ron, Jacqueline Williams as Warden Athena Myers, and Emma Banks as Dr. Banks
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,Entertainment.
In Season Four, EMPIRE’s explosive twists and turns resume, as Empire Entertainment embarks on a celebration of its 20th anniversary. LUCIOUS (Terrence Howard) makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, and all members of the Lyon family, as well as Lucious’ nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore), have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties. While Lucious struggles with his recovery, COOKIE (Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson) begins to revisit the most challenging time of her life – her 17 years in prison – in a series of flashbacks. Throughout the season, Lucious, Cookie and their three sons will be forced to take a hard look at their choices, both past and present, in order to secure their legacy and save their Empire.
In true Lyon fashion, Season Four will be filled with exciting new music, splashy events and high-profile guest stars. In addition to Moore’s return, Phylicia Rashad will reprise her role as Diana Dubois, who, along with her son, Angelo (returning guest star Taye Diggs), launches an elaborate plan to take revenge on the Lyons. Forest Whitaker also join the cast for a multi-episode arc as Eddie Barker, a charismatic music icon and Lyon family friend.
From Imagine Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television, EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri and Brett Mahoney.