Executives at Fox have revealed that they may not be finished with the ‘Empire’ story.
Promising news for the show’s viewers below…
Fox‘s CEO Charlie Collier told the Television Critics Association that the show may still have a home on his platform if its writers give him good reason to extend it by way of a spinoff.
He was pleased to share the exciting news hours ago.
We’re in the Lee Daniels and Danny Strong business, if there is more story to tell we want to hear it.
‘Empire’ stands tall as one of the most impactful shows to grace the world of television within the last decade and was an instant ratings winner when it touched down on January 7th 2015.
Unfortunately, the show’s popularity found itself waning once its grittier rival ‘Power’ was launched by the STARZ network to replace its ‘Spartacus’ offering and took a major hit when one of its stars Jussie Smollett was accused of fooling the world into believing he was assaulted by white supremacists.
He was fired from the show as a result.
Deadline shared…Collier made it very clear that the still legally challenged Jussie Smollett will not be a part of the final season or a potential future. “Lee’s right, there’s no plan for Jussie to return, “ the Fox Entertainment chief told the assembled media, reiterating Daniels’ June 4 insistence that the actor who played Jamal Lyon on the show for almost five seasons is permanently gone.