Amiyah Scott, a transgender woman has been been cast on the “Empire” spin-off. The spin-off show will be all about Cookie Lyon.
According to TMZ, Amiyah got a call from “Empire” creator Lee Daniels in late August asking to read for his new show. Sources say Daniels loved Amiyah’s look and thought she’d be perfect for one of the singers in a girl group. Unfortunately for Amiyah, she’s never acted before, but will be getting a crash course with some acting coach hot shots.
The spin-off is a prequel to “Empire,” showcasing a young Cookie Lyon.
Amiyah dropped a clue she was on to bigger things in her caption on an Instagram post that was captioned “next chapter.”