Taraji P. Henson’s ‘Empire’ spin-off has been dropped by Fox.
The 50-year-old actress starred as Cookie Lyon within the Fox drama sequence and was set to get her personal spin-off sequence with the community after the present got here to an finish in April this 12 months, however the community have now confirmed they aren’t transferring ahead with plans to buy the proposed sequence.
In keeping with Deadline, Taraji’s spin-off nonetheless plans to go forward, however is now being shopped to different networks, together with Hulu and ABC.
The sequence was introduced in July, and Fox stated on the time it will concentrate on Cookie, in addition to her husband Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), and her children, Andre, Jamal, and Hakeem Lyon.
When the undertaking was first revealed, no plot particulars have been introduced, but it surely was later confirmed the present would observe Cookie as she “strikes to LA and probably characteristic a few of her different members of the family”.
‘Empire’ aired for six seasons and targeted on Lucious, a hip-hop mogul who battles to decide on a successor amongst his three sons who’re battling for management over his multi-million greenback firm.
The programme ended abruptly in April after the coronavirus pandemic compelled filming to be shut down, which means the previous few episodes weren’t in a position to be filmed.
Nonetheless, writers Lee Daniels and Danny Sturdy each stated they hope that sooner or later they’ll “give the sequence its correct conclusion”.
Lee stated: “The success of ‘Empire’ and bringing the Lyon household to broadcast tv will all the time be one of many proudest achievements of my profession.
“This present is the definition of breaking limitations.
“I feel there’s extra to do with these characters, and I am heartbroken we don’t get to shoot the finale we needed – no less than not but.
“However you understand what they are saying in tv? Keep tuned! To the Empire!”
And Danny added: “We’re so pleased with this present and of every thing this unimaginable forged – led by Taraji and Terrence – and crew completed over six seasons.
“The episode airing on April 21 was by no means meant to be the sequence finale, however as a consequence of present occasions it would probably be the final one our followers will see for some time.
“We had an ending for the sequence deliberate that all of us cherished, and hopefully sometime we’ll be capable of movie it and provides the sequence its correct conclusion.
“However we hope everybody tunes in to our final authentic episode, as a result of the work finished by our forged and crew deserves to be seen by the widest viewers doable.”