Empire Season 6 has been renewed, but unfortunately, Jussie Smollett won’t be joining the cast. This series has successfully completed 5 seasons so far. This American musical drama first premiered in 2015. It is praised globally for its interesting cast and great acting.
Is Jussie Smollett really not coming back to Empire?
According to the news, the sixth season is expected to renew soon. Every cast will be resuming their specific roles. Sadly, Jussie Smollett is not one of them. Fox Network also said in their official statement that the makers have no plans for the character of Jamal to return in the new season. However, they could change their mind in the future. One of the producers of the show also stated that they have decided to remove Jussie’s role from the sixth season.
As per the sources, Jussie was a part of a lunch meeting along with Empire executive producers. At that period of time, fans thought that he would be the part of the cast too. But now, it seems like the makers are in no mood to bring the character of Jamal back.
There are also some speculations that he will be paid for new season even if he is not a part of it. There are slight chances for him to return for another gig in the future seasons. For now, he will be getting paid for not working in the series.
Why was Jussie Smollett suddenly removed from Empire Season 6?
The sixth season has officially been renewed, but Jussie is not a part of it. He was charged for criminal activity back on January 29, 2019. He was one of the suspects and arrested by the police. Later on, he pleaded not guilty for 16 counts in front of the prosecutors. After a month, his charges were dropped which was a huge shock for prosecutors.