Could Empire Be Cancelled Because Of This Jussie Smollett Mess???
Like most of you I am still confused about this Jussie Smollett case. If he did it…why the hell would he do something like that! And the aftermath is being felt by more people than just Jussie! It looks like this whole scandal may ultimately put his cast mates and his crew out of their jobs. TMZ is reporting that not only Jussie’s days may be numbered, but the show may be on its way out too!
Production sources tell TMZ … anxiety is high among the “Empire” cast and crew, because Fox has yet to renew the show for a sixth season. We’re told people who’ve been working on the show for years are griping they should’ve heard the news one way or another by now, and expected to get word on the fate of the show around 2 weeks ago.
….We’re told folks involved in the production feel like Jussie and his case will be a big factor in how things shake out.
As for how Jussie’s character is being handled on the show now … Lee Daniels and co. have already announced Jamal is being removed from the final two episodes of season 5, which is set to return from a hiatus on Wednesday night.
Although, I’m not a huge fan of the show at this point, I certainly hope that his case doesn’t effect the rest of the show. I’m pretty sure we would tune in if he’s gone…that is IF he’s found guilty!