Actor Jussie Smollett will not return to Fox’s “Empire” for its sixth and final season, the series’ co-creator Lee Daniels announced Tuesday.
“Jussie will NOT be returning to ‘Empire,’” Daniels tweeted in response to an article in Variety citing sources who said the show intended to bring back Smollett and his character Jamal for episodes leading up to the series finale.
Daniels said the Variety story was “not factual.”
Last month, Fox announced that the show’s sixth season, premiering this fall, will be its last.
@Variety @JoeOtterson This is not factual. Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire. -LD— lee daniels (@leedanielsent) June 4, 2019