Lee Daniels’ Hip-Hop Drama Pilot Picked Up By Fox

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Fox has just given the green light to a new hip-hop drama Empire from The Butler director Lee Daniels for a pilot episode, according to Deadline.

Danny Strong, who also contributed to The Butler as writer, will be penning the script while Daniels takes the director’s chair. Empire is being pitched as a “unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire.” 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV will produce the new show with Grazer, Daniels and Strong signing on as executive producers for the project.

Empire will mark Daniels’ television debut.