If you have kept up with the latest season of Empire, then you might already be wondering which member of the Lyon family is ending up in the coffin. While we still have to wait to find out who’s leaving the show, it seems that Jussie Smollett will not be returning to Empire when season 6 premieres.
This latest confirmation came from Lee Daniels who turned to Twitter to reveal that Jussie won’t be returning to the empire along with an article by Variety. You can check out his Tweet below:
‘Empire’ Writers Prepping for Jussie Smollett’s Return in Season 6 (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/cCMxmOqqmz
— Variety (@Variety) June 4, 2019
This shouldn’t come off as a surprise given the actor’s recent off screen troubles. Empire’s cast members are still divided over the matters which started back in January earlier this year. At the time, Jussie Smollett claimed that he was attacked on the streets. While the actor gained public sympathy, shortly afterwards rumors started circulating that the actor staged the show in an attempt to get a raise for his works in Empire. Although there was no confirmation, Jamal was cut off from the last two episodes of the show.
Over last couple of weeks, rumors has it that the showrunners are planning on recasting the character and Daniels’ latest tweet confirms that the rumors are at least partially true at the moment that Jussie won’t be returning. As we get closer to the premiere of the season 6 of Empire, more details surrounding the show and the character should come to light.