'Empire' Season 2 Trailer: Drama Explodes With Jamal's New Ego, Cookie Slaps Him, Anika Returns [VIDEO]

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Just weeks before its long awaited premiere, Fox has dropped another sneak peek of the new season of Empire. Let’s just say the drama within the Lyon family is still gong strong.

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The last time we saw the series, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) found himself in jail and Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett) was the one selected to run the Empire company in his absence.

His brothers Andre Lyon (Trai Byers) and Hakeem Lyon (Bryshere Gray) began to scheme how to dethrone their brother who had become a prideful character; which is much different than the lovable one viewers met earlier in the season.

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In the sneak peek, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) faces off with Lucious’ former fiancee Anika Calhoun (played by Grace Gealey). Anika and Lucious were doing just fine with their engagement until Cookie was released from jail and reminded Lucious of how much he really loved her. So when Anika saw them sleeping together last season, she booked. But not before getting extra cozy with the youngest son, Hakeem.

Hakeem also confronts Andre in the teaser. It’s not clear what issues they have exactly, but it might be safe to say it has to do with Andre’s new power and possibly his ego. In fact, Cookie ends up having her own moment with Andre and slaps him.

Meanwhile, Lucious is trying to make friends in prison after he was arrested for shooting and killing his best friend and Cookie’s cousin, Bunkie.

Take a look.

Empire makes its epic return Wednesday September 23 at 9/8c on Fox.

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