‘Empire’ Cookie Spin-Off Hasn’t Totally Crumbled, Is Being Shopped To Other Networks

Published: Wednesday 16th Dec 2020 by Sam

‘Empire’ fans excited about the Cookie Lyon spin-off were dealt a blow this week when it was revealed that the show will not be moving forward at Fox. 

However, all hope isn’t lost. Because it looks like the project may well still land at another network.

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Word is that the show collapsing at Fox is less to do with a lack of interest or any inherent problem, but more so technicalities attached to key production assets (20th Television) being sold to Disney.

As a result, it’s being reported that the Cookie spin-off – led by Taraji P. Jen is being pitched to Disney-owned entities such as ABC and streamer Hulu.

‘Empire’ ran for six seasons on Fox; and while its last instalment was always set to be its final bow, the global health crisis saw the series end abruptly before its penultimate episode.

For that reason, we’d actually be here for more Cookie. Especially as there’s no denying that she was by and large the main attraction on ‘Empire.’

Perhaps being housed on a streaming platform is the best move, as it could allow for an edgier offering while still serving up the familiar taste folk have come to love Cookie. [Editor Note: TV buffs, think what the ‘The Good Fight’ is to ‘The Good Wife’]

In any case, what are…

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  1. Aj December 16, 2020

    Lee Daniels need to bring back star back

    • pick me pick me December 16, 2020

      no… he does not.

  2. Gworl Bye December 16, 2020

    If it’s gonna be as horrible as Power Book 2, they can keep it.

  3. Susan December 16, 2020

    If the original network that had empire doesnt want the spin off, then take that as the damn script isnt good enough! Lee is a terrible writer! We saw how bad empire was towards the end. If everyone says you’re dead, its time to lie down.

  4. pick me pick me December 16, 2020

    i would watch a Cookie spinoff but I for sure need a different direction. If it gets pick up by another network, hopefully, it will be more of Taraji’s vision as Executive Producer. i definitely do not want anymore regurgitated scenes of her dramatic children. I absolutely want to see more about her life in prison, away from her kids. Would also love a darker theatrical spin.

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