EMPIRE’S Cookie spin-off starring Taraji P. Henson has been dropped by Fox, it has been introduced.
The brand new present was set to centre across the feisty character of Loretha ‘Cookie’ Lyon – the matriarch of the Lyon household – and her life transferring ahead.
Empire spin-off present Cookie will not have a house at FoxCredit score: Twentieth Century Fox
However the way forward for the potential drama is now unclear as Fox have introduced they’re not all in favour of taking the undertaking ahead.
However followers can breathe a sigh of aid, as this doesn’t mark the top of the present thought.
Deadline stories that as an alternative Fox are buying the thought out to different shops, amongst them ABC and Hulu.
Fox had been set to develop the present in regards to the Lyon household matriarchCredit score: twentieth Century Fox
The present will now must discover a new dwellingCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
Information of the spin-off was introduced again in July as a part of an unique deal Taraji had signed with twentieth Century Fox Tv.
The 50-year-old was set to star and produce, with Empire co-creator Danny Sturdy writing the collection alongside Stacy A. Littlejohn and Yolonda Lawrence, with Sanaa Hamri as director.
As for the content material, particulars had been sparse, saying the spin-off would “observe what’s subsequent for Cookie” following the collection finale of Empire.
The musical drama’s sixth season ended abruptly earlier this year after the coronavirus pandemic meant last scenes couldn’t be filmed.
Co-creators Lee Daniels and Danny Sturdy defined in a press release: “I’m heartbroken we aren’t attending to shoot the finale we wished — no less than not but.”
Taraj performs the feisty characterCredit score: Rex Options
Danny added: “The episode airing on April 21 was by no means meant to be the collection finale, however as a consequence of present occasions it is going to possible be the final one our followers will see for some time.
“We had an ending for the collection deliberate that all of us liked, and hopefully sometime we’ll be capable of movie it and provides the collection its correct conclusion.”