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First Look: “Empire” Returns March 22, Rumer Willis Guest Stars

EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Guest star Rumer Willis and Jussie Smollett in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

The spring premiere of FOX’s “Empire” is less than three weeks away, and we finally have a meaningful look at the episode.

Entitled “Sound & Fury,” the March 22 midseason premiere will feature a guest appearance by Rumer Willis. Willis will play Tory Ash, a musician with whom Jamal develops a friendship in rehab.

At odds with Cookie following the events of the fall finale, Lucious announces plans for a new “Inferno” project. Andre continues his plan to seize control of Empire, while Hakeem & Tiana contend with Nessa for a spot in a new showcase.

FOX’s synopsis and production photos follow.

After launching a deadly missile at Angelo, Lucious announces his new music project, Inferno, and puts everyone on notice – especially Cookie, who then vows to knock him off his throne for good. The two engage in an epic clash – fueled by a history of love, loyalty and betrayal. Meanwhile, Jamal befriends musician Tory Ash (guest star Rumer Willis) during his stay in rehab, Andre continues with his plan to take over EMPIRE, and Hakeem and Tiana battle Nessa for a spot in the music showcase in the all-new “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-310) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

EMPIRE: Gabourey Sidibe in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Gabourey Sidibe in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Sierra McClain and Trai Byers in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Sierra McClain and Trai Byers in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Trai Byers in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Trai Byers in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Jussie Smollett and guest star Rumer Willis in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Jussie Smollett and guest star Rumer Willis in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Web, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Web, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Rumer Willis in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Rumer Willis in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Terrence Howard, guest stars Web and Andre Royo in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Terrence Howard, guest stars Web and Andre Royo in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Rumer Willis in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Rumer Willis in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Guest star Rumer Willis and Jussie Smollett in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Guest star Rumer Willis and Jussie Smollett in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Tobias Truvillion in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Guest star Tobias Truvillion in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Terrence Howard in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Terrence Howard in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the "Sound & Fury" spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX
EMPIRE: Taraji P. Henson in the “Sound & Fury” spring premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Chuck Hodes/FOX

Written by Brian Cantor

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