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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:21

Lee Daniels Confirms There Will Be an 'Empire' Spinoff

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If Lee Daniels has his way, there will be two versions of Empire on television.

The co-creator of the Fox hip-hop drama told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, following his time on stage for freshman series Star,that there would be a second show stemming from the ratings hit.

"We're in talks," Daniels told THR. "We're finally figuring it out. It takes a minute, you know? We just really had to build the foundation of Empire so we then try to figure out what that B-chorus is. It looks like it's going to happen."

Pressed for details, Daniels remained mum on whether the spinoff could be for this current pilot season or if it would be a planted episode that serves as a back-door pilot. Also unclear is the firm premise, though there had been talk in August 2015 that a spinoff could serve as a prequel revolving around Taraji P. Henson's Cookie.

"It could be," Daniels told THR about a prequel series. "We really are in deep talks about it, and we're having all these ideas thrown around to figure it out. But I can officially say that we will be having a spinoff."

Empire, which scored an early fourth-season renewal on Wednesday morning, continues to rank as broadcast's top-rated drama.

Read more at HollywoodReporter

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