Empire is an American musical drama television series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. Although it is filmed in Chicago, the show is set in New York. It centers on a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders' family as they fight for control of it.
On January 15, 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on September 21, 2016. On January 11, 2017, Fox renewed the series for a fourth season, consisting of eighteen episodes. The season will premiere on September 27, 2017, and will crossover with Star.