FOX Orders Steven Spielberg's 'Red Band Society' and Lee Daniels' 'Empire' to Series


FOX Orders Steven Spielberg's 'Red Band Society' and Lee Daniels' 'Empire' to Series


The dark dramedy starring Octavia Spencer is a remake of a Spanish drama, while the hip-hop drama has Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard in the cast ensemble.

FOX has ordered two more series. Just a day after giving the greenlight to "Gotham" series, the network has now picked up drama pilots "Red Band Society" and "Empire" to series.

"Red Band Society" from Margaret Nagle is an adaptation of the acclaimed Spanish hospital series "Polseres Vermelles". The dark comedy focuses on the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends.

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer stars on the coming-of-age drama along with Dave Annable, Griffin Gluck, Charlie Rowe, Rebecca Rittenhouse and Zoe Levin. Nagle, who penned the pilot, is executive producing the series along with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Sergio Aguero.

"Empire" hails from the helmer of "Lee Daniels' The Butler" and Danny Strong. It's described as a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. Terrence Howard takes the lead role of Lucious Lyon, a charismatic, savvy music superstar who is about to take his company, Empire Entertainment, public. Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will grazerresort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.

Taraji P. Henson joins the cast as Cookie Lyon, Lucious' ex-wife and former business partner. Strong, Daniels, Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo are on board as executive producers.

In addition to these two new projects and "Gotham", FOX has ordered Hart Hanson's "Backstrom" and Egyptian drama "Hieroglyph" to series.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Who Gets Kicked Out? Moving Trucks Spotted at Brangelina's House After Split Announcement
  2. 'Spider-Man' Star Tom Holland Has a Secret Role in 'A Monster Calls'. Get the Details!
  3. Lady GaGa Reportedly Gives Bradley Cooper Unwanted Sexual Attention
  4. North West Serves as Flower Girl at a Wedding and Dances Adorably at the Party
  5. Exes Demi Lovato and Joe Jonas Trapped in Elevator for Four Hours. Was It Awkward?
  6. Rep Denies Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Split After She Catches Him With Ex
  7. Mariah Carey Wears No Underwear in Sheer White Dress During Romantic Getaway With Fiance
  8. Jimmy Fallon Tries Out for 'Live! with Kelly' Co-Host. See If He and Kelly Ripa Make Great Duo
  9. Gigi Hadid Exposes Entire Boobs in Sheer Dress While Walking Runway in Milan
  10. Orlando Bloom and Malin Akerman Have Steamy Threesome on Netflix's 'Easy'

CELEBS PHOTO