In the minute-long clip, Lucious (Terrence Howard) is behind bars and getting a visit from ex-wife Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), who asks him, "Did you miss me?"
This season will see Lucious' son Andre (newly engaged Trai Byers) trying to get his dad removed as Empire's CEO, and we to see guest star Marisa Tomei, playing a venture capitalist who insists that "Lucious Lyon is Empire. Without him, the company is nothing."
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The trailer also offers a quick glimpse of Chris Rock, who's locked up alongside Lucious.
Empire returns to Fox on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET.