The network also released a trailer which features an intense Adams as Denita ruling over her kingdom with a firm hand. It sets up the premise that Kingdom Records is in financial trouble, though Denita refuses to change or give up power. And of course, there’s plenty of praise-worthy musical moments.

A lot of sites are calling this Empire with gospel music, but if we’re being real, that’s just a lazy “what other Black show is this like” comparison. Personally, I got a Game of Thrones feel, as Denita was definitely putting out Cersei Lannister vibes. Keep an eye on Michael Jai White’s Caesar, who I think might be the Varys, Master of Secrets of this universe.


Kingdom Business premieres Thursday, May 19 on BET+.