Tue 01 Sep 2015, 14:22
Empire, Scream Queens and more!
This September on FOX, you will be treated with both the new season of Empire, but also with highly anticipated Scream Queens.
There’s a triple treat in store for South African television viewers on FOX International Channels on DStv this September. In a year that has seen a number of new show premiers, FOX is not slowing down as the year draws to a close and is instead gearing up for one of the biggest content weeks ever. Starting on 22 September with Minority Report (20:30), Scream Queens on 23 September (20:10) and Empire Season 2 on 24 September (21:00) – all within hours of US broadcasts.
Minority Report is based on the international blockbuster film by executive producer Steven Spielberg and is the first of his films to be adapted for television. Starring Meagan Good and Stark Sands in the leading roles, it follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and struggling to lead a normal life (Sands) and a tough idealist detective, Lara Vega (Good), haunted by her past as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. This 13-part series is set to have sci-fi fans waiting in anticipation each week.
Scream Queens, the Ryan Murphy’s comedy-horror anthology series features the original Scream Queen herself: Jamie Lee Curtis with a killer cast including Lea Michele, Abigail Breslin, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande. Emma Roberts stars alongside Curtis, also having had horror experience with Scream 4 and American Horror Story - which was also a project of Murphy’s. This series focuses on a string of college campus murders. The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc. Described by Murphy as “genre-bending,” Scream Queens will mix classic comedy elements with classic horror elements. So be prepared to scream and squeal (with laughter) at the same time.
And last but certainly not least, Empire, the sexy and powerful family drama about the Lyon clan led by Lucious (Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard) and Cookie (Academy award nominee Taraji P. Henson), makes a long-awaited return to TV screens on the 24 September at 21:00. Featuring an even more illustrious list of guest stars than the first season, including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland and Chris Rock, this 18-episode thriller is set to set TV screens on fire all over again. The first season of Empire simply defied all logic by building audiences week-on-week when it premiered early in 2015 with the finale drawing in 21.1 million viewers in the US.
Season 1 ended on a high with Lucious (Howard) going to jail and Cookie (Henson) rising alongside Jamal (Jussie Smollett) to lead the Empire while Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers) were also scheming to make a grab for the Empire. Season 2 picks up three months after Lucious was incarcerated and realising that he won’t have much longer behind bars, Cookie and her allies make a desperate attempt for the empire. The stakes are high, sides have been chosen…all that remains is for the drama to play out. Will the family unite and learn to love each other before it’s too late? Love, war, family, sacrifice, money and music: this is the story of EMPIRE.
Tune in to FOX, DStv channel 125 to catch these epic series this September.