Previously, it was introduced that executives for Fox drama collection Empire had determined to chop out Jussie Smollett’s character, Jamal Lyon, of the season’s remaining two episodes amid allegations that the actor’s hate-crime assault in Chicago was staged. Now, a number of reviews recommend that Smollett’s character could also be recast altogether as Fox decides transfer ahead with the character, who’s a central piece to the collection’ plot.TV Line reviews that the reveals co-creator, Lee Daniels, is “a powerful proponent of the recast choice” ought to Empire return for a sixth season. TMZ provides that Smollett’s alleged resolution to stage the hate crime could have been stemmed from an actual assault suffered by Daniels’ homosexual cousin in January.

Friday, Daniels together with producers Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer determined that leaving Smollett out of the 2 remaining episodes of season 5 was one of the best plan of action because the case is investigated.

“The occasions of the previous few weeks have been extremely emotional for all of us,” learn the group’s assertion. “We are putting our belief within the authorized system as the method performs out. We are additionally conscious of the results of this course of on the forged and crew members who work on our present and to keep away from additional disruption on set, we have now determined to take away the position of ‘Jamal’ from the ultimate two episodes of the season.”