Fox has announced that it’s hit drama Empire will be canceled after its upcoming fall season during the network’s recent upfront call.
What that means for embattled star Jussie Smollett remains to be seen, however, according to the executives who announced the 2019-20 season.
After a scandal laden year, Smollett had effectively been written off the show in season five.
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier says there is an option to have Smollett in the show’s sixth year but there is no plan right now to include him.
‘We are turning the final season into a large TV event, we are trying to go out guns a blazing,’ Collier said on the call, according to Deadline.