It’s OK, fans of Cookie Lyon and her fiery temperament can be reassured: Empire will be blowing out its fifth candle in autumn 2018. As Deadline recently reported, the hit musical from the Fox network has been commissioned for a fifth season, even while the fourth is still airing. Current showrunner Ilene Chaiken will be replaced by Brett Mahoney, as she is currently working on a series with Katie Holmes.
An unexpected success when it launched in 2015, Empire quickly became the network’s top drama, easily crushing its rivals. Mixing intrigue worthy of a soap opera with colorful characters, the series has built a significant fan base. Despite declining audiences in recent years, Empire remains a top series for Fox...regardless of how ridiculous the show is.
Empire therefore joins the other series from the network to be commissioned for an extra season, including The Gifted, The Orville and 9-1-1 by Ryan Murphy. The fate of a handful of series continues to hang in the balance, particularly that of Gotham which has not yet been renewed for a fifth season. We’re crossing our fingers.
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