Fox’s smash hip-hop soap opera “Empire” returns for a third season this month, promising more twists and turns in the saga of the Lyon family. But before the premiere, Fox will release the drama’s second season on DVD, which will feature all 18 episodes as well as plenty of special features. These include studio sessions for the season’s songs, including “Heavy” and “Born To Lose,” a series of videos examining the “look” of “Empire,” a deep dive into the “Empire” cast’s USO tour, and uncut music performances. Watch an exclusive music video of the song “Miracles” from the special features below.
Created by Lee Daniels (“Precious”) and Danny Strong (“The Hunger Games – Mockingjay”), the series stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyons, a former drug dealer-turned-hip hop mogul. At the beginning of the series, he learns he has ALS and decides to pass on his business to one of his sons — Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), Jamal (Jussie Smollett), or Andre (Trai Byers) — only for his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) to return into their lives after serving a 17-year prison sentence.
“Empire” Season 2 will be released on DVD on September 13th from Fox. The third season will premiere on Wednesday, September 21st.