4:29 pm EDT, July 23, 2020

Fox, Taraji P. Henson working on Cookie-centric ‘Empire’ spinoff

Empire might be coming to a close, but Cookie Lyon could soon be reigning supreme over at Fox.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Empire star Taraji P. Henson is currently working with Fox to develop a follow up series to the hit music drama.

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The proposed new series (which has not yet been given the green light by the network) would follow Cookie Lyon as she heads across the country to take Los Angeles by storm.

The fact that Fox is already looking to secure Empire’s future is bound to be cause for excitement for fans of the Emmy Award nominated series.

At the same time, news of a spinoff likely won’t come as much of a shock to those who’ve been following updates with regards to the series.

Back in April, we learned that co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong were already exploring ways to continue the story following the show’s series finale, which aired on April 21, 2020.

Specifically, Strong pointed to the fact that the series finale fans would be tuning in to was not the finale the creators imagined. Instead, the show found itself cut a bit short due to the current coronavirus pandemic, which caused many a studio to cease production and shut down.

At the same time, Daniels had hinted that he believes “there’s more to do with these characters,” so it makes sense that a Cookie Lyon spinoff might, in fact, have been the more they were teasing just a few months back.

Per EW’s report, it also seems like a few more of the Lyons could return for the potential spinoff, although, given that the project still seems to be in the early stages of development, it’s likely too soon to say.

Either way, we’ll be curious to find out whether or not the proposed Empire Cookie spinoff gets off the ground over at Fox!

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