The new hit family melodrama Empire, which debuted on Fox Jan. 7, has a line-up of guest celebrities to keep the momentum going, and its co-creator is looking for more.
Resonating with the hip hop generation, Empire is a “powerful new drama about the head of a music empire whose three sons and ex-wife all battle for his throne,” according to fox.com.
Golden Globe-winning actor Terrence Howard plays the family patriarch Lucious Lyon, and Oscar-nominated Taraji P. Henson plays his conniving ex-wife Cookie Lyon.
After only three episodes, the show has already guest starred Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., and Naomi Campbell is expected to make brief appearances in a recurring role.
Other top name stars like Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Courtney Love, Lenny Kravitz, Foxy Brown, Snoop Dogg, and Patti LaBelle are waiting in the wings.
But co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels wants America’s favorite movie star Denzel Washington and it appears that Washington is interested.
Daniels told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Washington is considering coming back to TV. “Denzel hasn’t done television in 30 years, but he saw the pilot and said, ‘I’ve got to be a part of this,'” said Daniels.
Daniels posted a selfie with Washington on Instagram.