Newswire: Lee Daniels thinks Empire will “without question” get a spinoff

Lee Daniels seems pretty confident about the possibility of an Empire spinoff. While Fox co-chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman got critics amped for more Empire at the Television Critics Association Press Tour on Thursday, Daniels got busy teasing a potential addition to the Empire empire. “I think there is going to be a spinoff from Empire without question,” Daniels said during a TCA press tour panel. According to Daniels, “there’s so much ripe story” in Cookie Lyon’s past, suggesting he has a Cookie Lyon origin story in mind for the theoretical spinoff. Daniels also mentioned Lucious’s past, but who really wants more Lucious when there could be more Cookie?

For now, the spinoff only exists in Daniels’s dreams. Fox clarified that there is no spinoff formally in the works, but considering the kind of numbers Empire pulls, a spinoff doesn’t sound like too out-there …

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