Fox Developing Hip Hop Drama: Empire

Lee Daniels and Terrence Howard
Malik Yoba
Malik Yoba

Malik Yoba is set to co-star opposite Terrence Howard  in Fox’s hip-hop industry drama pilot Empire, from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong and Brian Grazer. It centers on Lucious Lyon (Howard), a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public.

Yoba, repped by Innovative and the Arlook Group, will play Vernon Turner, Lucious’s longtime friend from the streets and business associate who is now the chairman of the board of Empire Entertainment.

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