Fox has renewed their hit series ‘Empire’ for the 6th season, and with no plans to bring back the character played by Jussie Smollett.
Jussie Smollett was charged with 16 felonies after it was revealed that he had staged the attack himself, but later all the charges were cleared.
“By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett’s option for Season 6, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to Empire,” a statement by Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox TV explained.
Smollett character on the series has been written out of the final two episodes of the current Season 5, coming to end on 08 May 2019.
Empire stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah, Xzibit, Rumer Willis, Andre Royo, and Terrell Carter. Guest appearances include Demi Moore, Forest Whitaker, Alfre Woodard, Taye Diggs, and Phylicia Rashad.