The Empire spinoff has already been confirmed, but how near is it to joining the mothership on the FOX battlefield? Appearing on Variety’s Remote Controlled podcast, EP Ilene Chaiken suggests it could be “very near”:
“There is certainly a possibility and there are various conversations ongoing about what that spinoff might be — you might hear about something in the very near future.
Chaiken confirms that the current season of Empire will set up and reveal the spinoff’s plot:
“What I will tease is there’s a story we’re telling in the second half of [Empire Season 3] that promises a spinoff. It’s not character-based, but it gives us a world for a spinoff, and that’s one possibility…Stay tuned.”
Empire is already renewed for Season 4, to premiere fall 2017, though the cancellation reaper hopes to stop it going to Season 5.