Empire returns for season 2 and the actors say we can expect more drama

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 23, 2015)-- We've been waiting for months. Finally, FOX's smash hit Empire is back.

For fans, season one exceeded expectations and after a summer hiatus, the Lyon family is back with more drama, family secrets and one-liners from Cookie as they all try to take over the empire.

Empire fans dived into season two Wednesday night.The stars promise to give a deeper look into the Lyon family and Lucious' rocky relationship with the queen of the Lyon's den, Cookie.

"You will definitely see all sides of Cookie, and I think you'll see a gentler side, you always see her soft side, when she's dealing with love matters, matters of the heart," said Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon.

Last season, Cookie fell for the security guard, Malcolm. We caught up with actor Derek Luke in Indianapolis. He played Malcolm on the show and says even he can't get enough of the drama.

"I think I'm officially hooked to Empire," said Luke.

Fans gathered for a watch party hosted by 93.9 The Beat. The party was complete with Empire swag to give away compliments of FOX.

"I want to know what's going on with Cookie and her man and how it's going to turn out is he going to end up in jail or what's going on with him," said fan Teresa Hill.

Luke says he'll make a few appearances this season. What was supposed to only be a few episodes for the actor turned into an extended role on a show he's extremely proud of.

"It was one thing to be apart of it. But it was one thing. I don't think I've gone home and watched many of anything I've done except I've watched Empire and it was just like a crazy fetish."

And if you're thinking how can season two measure up to season one, just wait for it.

"This season is going to be crazy. Y'all think y'all got splashed we gone wet y'all. Y'all gone get some more 'Cookie-itis.' I'm just gone leave it there... that's all I can say," said Luke.

You can watch Empire every Wednesday night on FOX59 at 9 p.m.

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