FOX Releases ‘Empire’ Season 2 Cast Photos

The cast of Empire looks fierce and filled with drama in their first season two photos.

Empire’s sophomore season promises to kick the family drama up a notch, with co-creator Danny Strong teasing, “Season 1 was who will inherit the throne. Season 2 is warring kingdoms.”

One thing we already know about season 2 is it’s shaping up to the be the season of guest stars, with heavy-hitters like Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Ne-Yo, Kelly Rowland, Becky G and Ludacris being added to the roster for guest appearances.

Co-creator Lee Daniels also recently revealed that Mariah Carey would appear in the series, but FOX has yet to comment on the news.

While the growing-list of faces to look forward to is exciting, fans won’t forget that the series is about a family, and that family’s business, at its core, and we love this first look the network has given us at the royal family of hip-hop and their friends (and sometimes enemies).

You can view all of your favorite Empire characters in their first season 2 looks below:

If you haven’t seen the show’s first trailer for the new season, you won’t want to miss it.

Empire returns to FOX Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9pm.

Photo Credit: FOX