Empire is getting ready for its end, but one cast member may return before the final credits role. TV Line reported that fans could see Jussie Smollett return to the series as Jamal. He was last seen during season before his real life legal troubles led to his removal from the series.
Brett Mahoney said the following about Smollett’s potential return to the FOX series:
“It would be weird in my mind to end this family show and this family drama of which he was such a significant part of without seeing him. It’s fair to say it’s being discussed, but there’s no plan as of yet to bring him back. There’s been no decision made.”
Mahoney teased more about potential returns in an interview with Deadline as well. He said the following:
“I think we have a few people from the past as we had in the flash forwards. We saw some of the old villains. We still have some of them coming back, but really, we’ll just keep focusing on the core family, that’s all I can say.”
During its sixth season, Empire is averaging approximately 2.7 million viewers a week. The cast of the series includes Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray, Serayah McNeill, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Wood Harris, Meta Golding, Katlynn Simone, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Nicole Ari Parker, A.Z. Kelsey, Vivica A. Fox, and Mario.
Empire will return with its final episodes in spring 2020.
What do you think? Do you want to see Jussie Smollett return to Empire before it ends?