Fox executives announced Monday that Empire will end its run after its sixth season, and added that producers have no plans (at least, for now) to bring back Jussie Smollett (Jamal).
The CEO of Fox Entertainment said:
“We are turning the final season into a large TV event,” “We are trying to go out guns a-blazing. One of the great benefits of announcing the final season is that it actually allows fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve. Six years is a remarkable run.”
When pressed whether Smollett — who back in January claimed to be the victim of a racial and homophobic attack on January 29th in Chicago — would return, Collier admitted that they still have the option. But he also added that the show’s writers’ room has yet to reconvene for the final season and assured “there are no plans at this point.”