"By mutual agreement, the studio has negotiated an extension to Jussie Smollett's option for season six, but at this time there are no plans for the character of Jamal to return to 'Empire, '" the studio said in a statement that gave no reason for the decision.
Fox previously announced that Empire, the popular series saddled with a lot of unwanted headlines in the last couple months before of controversy swirling around one (technically former) star, was returning for a sixth season this coming year. "One of the great benefits of announcing a final season announce have the fans lean in have the finale they desire".
Pressed for a direct answer on whether Smollett could return to the show, Collier echoed that Fox has "no plans for that", but ultimately said it was too early to call: "The writer's room hasn't even gathered yet", he said. Smollett, 36, was accused of orchestrating a racial and homophobic-fuelled assault on himself. Season 1 averaged a staggering 5.9 rating in C3, which means that on average 7.5 million adults 18-49 watched the commercials each episode during the series' freshman run. "We know there are so many more stories to tell, and we can't wait to see what they have in store for Season 6". He maintained his innocence and the 16 charges against him were ultimately dropped.
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"At this point, we have no plans for that", Collier said.
Fox dropped the news about the impending end of "Empire" as part of a larger announcement about its new primetime lineup.
Fox confirmed that the sixth season of Empire will be the final. Asked about whether that has changed, now that Empire will be ending after the next season, Collier remained mum.