The premiere is called “Noble Memory” and here’s how FOX describes it. Some preview images follow below.
In celebration of Empire’s 20th Anniversary, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion in Las Vegas, but still has no memory of his family, Empire or his life before the accident. A devastated Cookie struggles to rebuild her relationship with him, while keeping a close eye on his nurse, Claudia (guest star Demi Moore). Meanwhile, Andre is faced with an investigation by the LVPD surrounding the night of the explosion, Diana DuBois (guest star Phylicia Rashad) continues her war against the Lyons and the worlds of EMPIRE and STAR collide when Carlotta (guest star Queen Latifah) comes face-to-face with Cookie and Lucious in the all-new “Noble Memory” Season Four premiere episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-401) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsy” Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.
Guest Cast: Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Kevin ‘Webb’ Wigfall as Webb, Mike Moh as Steve Cho, Claudette Burchett as Juanita, Adam Poss as Franco, Aston Taylor as Aston Taylor, and Pamela Jones as Interviewer.