Fox’s flagship drama series Empire will be pausing production. The hiatus will start after the show completes filming of episode 409 today, Nov. 7. The stoppage is expected to last 2-3 weeks, after which work will resume on episode 410.
The break will be used for the writers to regroup for the season’s back nine. Empire co-creators and executive producers Danny Strong and Lee Daniels, as well as executive producers Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo of Imagine, will be working with the writing team as they chart the second half of the show’s 18-episode season.
Source and more: Deadline
Despite the production hiatus, Empire is not in immediate danger of cancellation. The music drama remains on course for a fifth season renewal in the months ahead.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of Empire Season 5…