As if the sequence coming to finish wasn’t dangerous sufficient, there’s much more dangerous information for Empire followers.
According to Deadline, the present’s last season has been reduce quick due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Empire was slated to have 20 episodes in its sixth and last season. However, solely 18 episodes had been accomplished, with some footage for episode 19 logged earlier than manufacturing was shut down due to the pandemic.
Producers have to drop the unique sequence finale and are actually scrambling with editors to create a seamless and worthy finale for long-time followers.
The sequence is anticipated to conclude with episode 18, which is able to now function some of the footage shot for episode 19.
This additionally isn’t the primary time Empire‘s finale has been in limbo. Producers, writers, and the solid needed unique solid member Jussie Smollett to be concerned within the last season ultimately.
However, Fox execs put an finish to that hope due to the fallout over Smollett’s allegedly stage hate crime incident final 12 months and the authorized battles it has brought about.
Smollett’s character was written out of the sequence in season 5, however has been referenced all through the ultimate season.
There are three extra Empire episodes left, with the sequence finale to air on April 21st.
However, this may increasingly not be the top of the Empire world. It was reported in January that Fox is significantly taken with a spin-off sequence centered round Cookie Lyon, starring Taraji P. Henson.