Empire Executives have released several spoilers for the upcoming season of the Lee Daniels Fox hit series in the past months. But the latest news comes in the form of veteran vixen actress Vivica A. Fox who is slated to join the season 2 cast as the oldest sister of Cookie Lyons, played by actress Taraji P. Henson.
Entertainment Weekly released the news on Thursday Sept. 10 that in addition to “Carol” the sister played by Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married actress, Tasha Smith; Fox is set to play the eldest sister to appear in episode 8. According the site, Fox’s character, whose name was not revealed, will be coming to town in search of her younger sister for unknown reasons.
The Empire fanatic can form all types of speculations on their own as to what will bring the Independence Day actress to town. Could it be the death of cousin “Buggy’ that Lucious killed? Or, did Boo Boo Kitty cross yet another line with Cookie and caused for big sister to get involved by coming to town? So many questions that you will have to tune in to have answered.
But what we do know is that creator Lee Daniels is in talks to have a spin off show that centers around Cookie’s family and this could be his way of introducing characters and testing out the response from the audience. He wouldn’t be the first show creator to consider a spin off based off of one successful character. Shonda Rhimes has also tinkered with the idea of a series centered around Papa Pope.
People reported back in January that good things don’t last always and ‘Scandal,’ as popular as it is will have to come to an end one day. But Rhimes is thinking about carrying on the Pope legacy with a series based on B613. “I have my own obsessions with B613 that are probably unhealthy,” she revealed during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter as reported by People. “I have like three versions of a B613 spinoff in my head that I obsess about constantly.”
Apparently Daniels may share that same obsession with Cookie Lyons and her family. Fox is not the only person making a guest appearance on the show this season. Thus far, the show has revealed that Patti LaBelle, Pitbull, Chris Rock, Alicia Keys and so many others will also appear on the hit series.
Empire returns to Fox on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m ET. Will you be watching?