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FOX Orders Pilot For Hip Hop Drama TV Show From The Director of The Butler

(AllHipHop News) Lee Daniel’s box office success, The Butler might not be garnering award nominations but that is not stopping its director from working. FOX has given a pilot order for Lee Daniels’ Hip Hop drama TV show.

The show, entitled Empire, will be Daniels’ first ever attempt at a television show, however he will be joined by Danny Strong, who wrote the screen play for The Butler. The show will be produced by Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer, who was the producer on 2002’s Hip Hop movie 8 Mile. Grazer’s Imagine Dragon has a history of producing critically and/or commercially successful television shows such as 24, Arrested Development and Friday Night Lights

Empire is being described as family drama based in the world of Hip Hop. This is the second Hip Hop-inspired TV show announced in the past two week. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are working with Q-Tip to develop a TV show based on Tip’s time during the Native Tounge’s era.

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