Fox’s Empire has been a hit show since it first premiered back in 2015. While season 5 is about to come to an end it was just recently announced that the hit show will be renewed for season 6. However, there’s some bad news. Jussie Smollet will not be returning to the show.
Fox issued a statement saying,
“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.'”
Fox also wants to see what will happen in the civil case in which the City of Chicago is suing the actor for the costs of the investigation. The upshot of that case Jussie will be tried for allegedly faking the “attack.”
On the other hand, for the time being, Jussie will definitely have to find some other employment until the time being.