The hip hop hit Empire returns in March with a fourth season renewal already in the bag.

The second half of the third season of the urban melodrama will premiere in the US in March, but such is Fox’s faith in Empire that they have already greenlit a fourth season.

The show follows the story of hip hop mogul Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and his battles with his ex-wife Cookie (Taraji B Henson) and other members of his family to retain control of his music empire.