Fox held it’s TCA (Television Critics Association) 2015 panels and events= on Thursday, and every0ne wanted to hear what’s in store for the breakout show of last season, Empire!
The hip-hop sudser that will continue right where it left off when it bows for its second season on September 23rd at 9PMEST, and will feature a split 18 episode order from the network – 10 for the fall will air, and then a break, and then final 8 episodes in the spring.
But what was most intriguing to learn was that Empire creator Lee Daniels does have a spin-off in mind for the mighty soap opera, and it would feature a young Cookie Lyon. The adult Cookie is played by Emmy-nominee Taraji P. Henson.
Daniels revealed: “I think there’s going to be a spinoff of Empire,without question. I have to tell story that I know. I can’t tell it unless I’ve lived it.” He then went on to say about the Cookie Lyon series idea: “OK, here she is now. How did she get to where she’s at right now? Let’s go back and understand her mother. Let’s go back and understand her sisters. Let’s get back and understand the makings of her. That I know, because I know Cookie … It would be like a prequel. I don’t think we’re quite there yet.”
Now watch the just released trailer for season two of Empire after the jump! Then, let us know would you like to see another soapy spin-off featuring a young Cookie and her “fam”? Comment below!