When “Empire” begins its sixth and final season Tuesday, the oldest Lyon son is trying his best to defend the family business but is finding it harder than he anticipated. However, the struggle Andre (Trai Byers) is facing isn’t entirely his fault, as Lucious (Terrence Howard) admits he didn’t really groom his son for the job.
In a new sneak-peek from the Season 6 premiere, which is exclusive to TheWrap, Andre tells his father he doesn’t want to let him down and is “doing everything” he can to build Empire back — but that it’s “being attacked on all sides.”
“That’s the nature of a kingdom, it’s always under attack,” Lucious says. “And the problem is, I raised you to be a prince. But a prince has no real power. You only have power when you become king. And as a king, you will have to defend your kingdom by any means. And when the time comes, you’ll know exactly what you need to do.”
Watch TheWrap’s exclusive video above.
Here’s the official description for the sixth and final season of “Empire”:
As Season Five hurtled toward its conclusion, Lucious (Terrence Howard) was forced to flee New York City, with the Feds hot on his trail. To make matters worse, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) refused to accompany him, declaring that he and Empire were no longer good for her. Season Six begins with the Lyon family splintered. Lucious is on the run and Cookie is finding success on her own. With Jamal residing in London and Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray) starring in “Empire: The Movie,” Andre (Trai Byers) finds himself finally sitting on the Empire throne. Faced with threats from all directions, the Lyons will have to reunite to survive. They will have to decide what’s most important – Empire or their family.
The final season of “Empire” premieres Tuesday at 9/8c on Fox.