Jussie Smollett’s ‘Empire’ Future Is Up in the Air as Writers Plot Season 6
After Jussie Smollett’s tenure on “Empire” appeared to be finished, Tuesday brought a new wrinkle into the actor and show’s ongoing relationship.Despite a vehement denial from series co-creator Lee Daniels, Variety is reporting that the ongoing writers’ room plan for “Empire” Season 6 may involve the return of Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon.
Smollett’s role was phased out of the recently wrapped fifth season, following the aftermath of a January off-set incident involving the actor.
In a Twitter post responding to the story, Daniels wrote, “Jussie will Not be returning to Empire.”Initially claiming that he was the victim of a hate crime, Smollett was eventually charged with filing a false police report after evidence suggested the attack might have been staged.
The case was dropped in Chicago courts at the end of March, but the most recent update from the network and studio appeared to imply
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