Unlike most trailers for big budget shows returning for a second go-around, the Empire season 2 trailer is a hell of a lot more subtle than most. Fox’s surprising hit show which took the country by storm last Fall comes back with promises of more drama, more guest stars, more music and even more Cookie Lyon.

What we do get from the Empire season 2 trailer is Cookie visiting her ex-husband Lucious in prison, Jamal staging an outdoor #FreeLucious concert, Hakeem & Anika sharing a moment together, Andre recapturing his life before it almost went off the rails and more. While it doesn’t tell us a whole lot about the recurring theme for the season, at least we know who’s slated to come into the fold. Marisa Tomei, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Lenny Kravitz and others have been slated for guest appearing roles or even recurring ones so Empire season 2 looks like it’s going to be another ratings monster for FOX.

Catch the trailer below. Empire returns for its second season Septemeber 23rd.