Empire’s Taraji P. Henson Shares The Latest On The Long-Awaited Cookie Lyon Spinoff

The music-focused drama Empire made a massive splash when it debuted on Fox in January 2015, and a large part of the appeal for many people was Taraji P. Henson and her work as the take no bullshit mother / mogul, Cookie. It had always made sense, with the popularity of the character, to do something more with her, and while plans for a prequel spinoff focused on a younger version of the character were eventually abandoned, when Empire was drawing to a close it was decided that Henson could simply take Cookie elsewhere to lead her own show.

While talking with Entertainment Tonight as she prepares to host the BET Awards this weekend, Taraji P. Henson was asked if work on the spinoff was still going full steam ahead, and she replied:

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