Entertainment TV The 'Empire' Cast Gets Wild! (Photo) PEOPLE shares an exclusive photo of the Empire season 2 cast By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 24, 2015 09:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Courtesy FOX The Kardashians’ Christmas cards have nothing on this family photo. The Lyon family – who are at the center of Fox’s Empire – embrace their wild side and pose with actual lions in this new season 2 promotional photo, which is exclusive to PEOPLE. Season 2 of the hit drama will see Andre (newly engaged Trai Byers) trying to get his dad, Lucious (Terrence Howard), removed as Empire’s CEO. It guest stars Marisa Tomei as a venture capitalist named Mimi Whiteman and Chris Rock as a prison inmate. Mariah Carey will also appear in the season. Exclusive: Oprah as Cookie’s Mom? Sign Us Up! Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on Fox.