"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 %cOctavia Spencer% stars on the coming-of-age drama along with %cDave Annable%, %cGriffin Gluck%, %cCharlie Rowe%, %cRebecca Rittenhouse% and %cZoe 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. %cTerrence 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.
%cTaraji 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.