‘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…