Fox confirmed that the sixth season of Empire will be the final. However, the fate of Jussie Smollett remains unclear.
“We’re excited to see the show go out with a bang and, really, that’s what we’ve been focused on,” said Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier in an interview.
When pushed for feedback on Smollett, Collier stated that Fox has “no plans for that”. In the same Washington Post story, he added: “The writer’s room hasn’t even gathered yet.”
In February Smollett, who plays Jamal on Empire was charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly faking a racist and homophobic attack on himself.
According to Bang Showbiz, the actor told Chicago police in January that he had been attacked by two men who yelled racist and homophobic slurs, but authorities later said Smollett had staged the attack.