Following this controversy, the actor has been ruled out of filming for the end of season 5. But in light of this twist, it may well be that he will return for season 6, even if the city of Chicago has filed a complaint against him and demands to repay the cost of the survey. Not only the writers were the first to celebrate the good news, but the casting calls for his return.
The actors are mobilizing !
Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, and Nicole Ari Parker have written a letter to the CEO of Fox Entertainment, Charlie Collier, and its president, Michael Torn, the Disney studios, to the head of ABC Entertainment, Dana Walen, as well as to the creators of the series, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. In the latter, the content of which was revealed by Deadline, we can read : “Together and with one voice, we support Jussie Smollett and ask for the return of our colleague, brother and friend, on the sixth season of Empire”. They put forward including his kindness, his integrity, and recall his good deeds.