Following his arrest, Jussie Smollett who act as Jamal in Empire, he has been written out of the last two episodes of Empire. This could have an effect on the fate of the entire show.
The TV series, which is currently in its fifth season, has yet to be officially renewed by FOX for its sixth. The actors are said to be worried about losing their job. Sources from the show have reportedly said that anxiety is high over the delay as several other shows on the same network have already been told of their continuation or cancellation.
Even if the show is renewed for a sixth season, Empire bosses have expressed serious reservations about Jussie returning to the show after his character Jamal was removed from the end of the series.
Production on the show believes that Jussie’s arrest, for allegedly staging a racially motivated and homophobic attack on himself, will have a significant impact on the TV executives’ decision.