There have been rumors and speculation about FOX’s ratings hit Empire getting an off-shoot since 2015 but now co-creator Lee Daniels finally confirms that a spin-off is in the works.
“We’re in talks,” Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re finally figuring it out. It takes a minute, you know? We just really had to build the foundation of Empire, so we then try to figure out what that B-chorus is. It looks like it’s going to happen.”
It’s also uncertain whether the spin-off would be launched for this pilot season or would be introduced in an episode that serves as a back-door pilot. While Daniels wouldn’t reveal the premise or any other details, he previously hinted back in August 2015 that a possible spin-off could serve as a prequel revolving around Taraji P. Henson’s character Cookie.
“It could be,” Daniels told THR about a prequel series. “We really are in deep talks about it, and we’re having all these ideas thrown around to figure it out. But I can officially say that we will be having a spinoff.”
Are you looking forward to the spin-off? Should it be a prequel or a sequel? Which character do you think deserves his/her own show?
Empire returns Wednesday, March 22 at 9/8c on FOX.
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