Is an Empire spinoff featuring Cookie and Luscious–the show’s lead characters–on the way? That’s something the show’s producers frequently consider, according to executive producer Ilene Chalken.
“There are potential spin-offs with Lucious and Cookie’s characters, sure,” Chaiken said, adding that they think about spinoff ideas “all the time.” Of course, Cookie and Lucious would have to make it through Season 3 without killing each other first, which, knowing those two isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
Empire has proved to be a reliable chart-topper since it debuted in 2015. In the new season, the cast is expected to include Mariah Carey and Taye Diggs, as Cookie’s rumored love interest.