While the much anticipated Empire Season 3 is nearing its TV airing, here are some spoilers and updates we have gotten so far:
It must be noted that the previous installment revealed a glimpse of Lucious? experiences back when he was a child. So, the forthcoming third season will pick up where it left off as the show might be featuring another flashback and this time to a much younger Lucious and Cookie.
It should be known that Cookie Lyon, formerly Loretha, was being considered as the beautiful yet innocent Catholic schoolgirl while Lucious back then was already known as someone who had great presence. Since this will be a flashback of the childhood of the lovers, the production team of the show are starting to look for a teenager girl and boy that will best suit the characters.
With these, expect that the third season will revolve around how the matriarch and patriarch of the empire first met, bonded together and eventually put up the successful recording company it is right now.
Meanwhile, the show creator, Lee Daniels, has spilled the beans of a possibility of a Cookie spin-off series. This is because the character?s background has been a secret to everyone. The only things we know about her is her birthplace, which happens to be in North Philly. She also has sisters. So should the spin-off push through, then people might learn more about the history of Cookie?s family and her childhood.
Meanwhile, speculations also bared that after the cliffhanger for season 2 is expected to spillover with problems haunting the rest of the family in Empire Season 3. According to Ilene Claiken, producer of Empire, as reported by TVLine, someone will be dying, either Anika or Rhonda. However, if Anika remains to be alive, then Andre will have to face the reality of losing Rhonda and their unborn child.
On the other hand, the awkward marriage of Lucious and Anika is also interestingly followed in the upcoming installment. Will this be enough of a reason to put the Cookie-Lucious love story to an end?
Empire Season 3 will premiere on TV on September 21, 2016 while the filming of the show will begin next month in Chicago.