The countdown to Season 2 of the breakout Fox hit Empirehas begun.

On Friday, star Taraji Henson and the official Twitter page for the show's writing staff shared the good news about Season 2's premiere.

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Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz and Alicia Keys have all booked roles in the next season. Ne-Yo is also set to write original music for the second season along with Timbaland.

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