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*Fox has released a new promo video designed to get viewers ready for the return of “Empire.”

With less than a month to go before the start of Season 3, star Terrence Howard, showrunner Ilene Chaiken and executive producer/writer Malcolm Spellman appear in a 2 min reel to weigh in on what’s to come.

Regarding the introduction of his character’s mother in Season 2, Howard says: “She’s very dangerous because she could ultimately be a threat to his life.”

The season 2 finale saw Lucious shockingly marrying Anika (Grace Gealey), furthering the messy relationship between him and Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). “Lucious has always said Cookie is his one. It’s probably one of the few true things Lucious has ever said,” Chaiken says in the video.

“The season ends with Lucious a little bit on his heels,” Spellman says. “Season 3 picks up and Lucious has realized he needs control over his family always because his family is the business.”

Howard teases the new episodes, bluntly stating: “I’m episode by episode, but from what they’ve established thus far, there’s a lot of heartbreak to come.”

“Empire” Season 3 premieres Sept 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

Watch the preview below: