Report: FOX Shelves Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Empire’ Spinoff Centered on Cookie

Published: Monday 14th Dec 2020 by Rashad

‘Empire’ fans lit up five months ago with FOX took to press to announce its former flagship series would be rolling out a spinoff starring central character ‘Cookie’ (portrayed by Academy & EMMY Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson).

Refreshed reports, however, have confirmed plans around the ‘Cookie’-based show have crumbled.

Details inside:


“The potential “Empire” spinoff centered on Cookie Lyon starring Taraji P. Henson is not moving ahead at Fox…

The spinoff was first announced as being in development back in July, part of a first-look deal Henson had signed with studio 20th Television. Details on the series were sparse at the time it was announced except to say it would “follow what’s next for Cookie” following the series finale of “Empire.” According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, the project will be shopped to other outlets.

“Empire” co-creator Danny Strong was attached to write the series alongside Stacy A. Littlejohn and Yolonda Lawrence, with Sanaa Hamri on board to direct. Lee Daniels served as an executive producer alongside Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Samie Falvey.”


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  1. Susan December 14, 2020

    Yeah, nobody was going to watch this mess

  2. K’’man December 14, 2020

    The jussie smollett faked attack scene reign won’t let up! Keep hurts everyone career around him

  3. Rechelle Moir December 14, 2020

    No thanks

  4. Zion December 14, 2020

    She been the same character her entire career! I need a show with Andre Lyon as the lead 👀

    • Queen 👸 Missy December 15, 2020

      You must not have watched Proud Mary. Action flick nothing like Cookie.

  5. eric December 14, 2020

    She should try new roles and not keep herself in a box.

    • Paulo December 14, 2020

      Right! We all loved Cookie and love Taraji but it’s time to move forward to other roles

  6. J December 14, 2020

    Fox can eat a d***, a big black one

    • POPS Muva December 15, 2020

      I mean what’s wrong with eating a big black one?

    • POPS Muva December 15, 2020

      what’s wrong with that ? LOL

  7. Pat December 14, 2020

    That ship has sailed

  8. King+Khia December 15, 2020

    I rather see a spin off with phyne ass André Lyon!!! He looks so yummy!!!

  9. Gworl Bye December 15, 2020

    Yeah, let it go. Power Book ll is utter trash with horrible ratings, this wouldn’t have been any better.

  10. Kathleen Spinks December 15, 2020


  11. Tiwanda King December 15, 2020

    I can’t wait, the show shouldn’t have ended. It has so much unfinished work. The ratings were yet high, and the show weren’t hurt by one person’s personal life.

  12. pick me pick me December 15, 2020

    I would have watched

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