Don’t Be Surprised If An ‘Empire’ Spinoff Hits Your TV Screen In 2016

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Could we be getting a double dose of Cookie Lyons’ flawless sass and shade-throwing abilities in the 2016 television season? The head-honcho over at FOX, Dana Walden, did not shoot down the idea of moving forward with a spinoff of the runaway-hit Empire, as long as the characters have a story that audiences could connect with.

“If there’s a character that feels original enough, has enough momentum and enough of a storytelling engine, we will definitely look to spin Empire off for next season,” she said.

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Currently, the show’s director Lee Daniels and the FOX network are taking their time to really think and develop the right concept for a spinoff before jumping right into a show to expand Empire’s massive brand and following.

“We just want to make sure the right idea presents itself to the creators, and that it’s not something that feels forced or fabricated,” noted Waldon. “And we’re not going to rush anything. We want the writers to stay focused on making a great season of Empire this year.”

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Daniels is also working on another music-centered show for the network, Star, which will chronicle the rise of a young girl group from Atlanta.