The “Empire” spinoff executive produced and starring Taraji P. Henson will not be moving forward at Fox. 

The spinoff, centered on “what’s next for Cookie Lyon,” was announced this past July and was part of a first-look deal Taraji signed with 20th Television.

Variety reports: 

One potential hiccup for the project was the fact that when it launched, 20th Television and Fox were part of the same company. Since then, 20th Television has been acquired by Disney and retains ownership of the show, while Fox Entertainment has no stake in it.

The good news is…it ain’t over.

An individual with knowledge of the situation says the project will be shopped at other outlets. 

Are you here for a Cookie Lyon spinoff?

Scoop: Variety

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