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'Empire' to end with season six

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Fox has announced that its hit musical drama series "Empire" will be concluding after the upcoming sixth season.

According to The Wrap, on Monday said that the show's final season will be turned into a "television event".

"If you think about it, one of the great benefits of announcing a final season is that you actually allow the fans to lean in and have the ending they deserve, and that's everything we're trying to do with this iconic series," he added.

"Empire", featuring and in the lead, is about a fictional hip hop music and entertainment company, Entertainment. The drama surrounding the enterprise follows a family fighting for control over it.

During its fifth season, the show had hit rough weather after Jussie Smollett, who plays a pivotal role in the series, claimed that he was the victim of an assault which he said was racially and politically motivated, as well as homophobic.

He was, however, later accused by the police of staging the attack so as to save his character from getting axed from the show. The has denied any wrongdoing.

The controversy resulted in his character being written out of the show's final two episodes of season five.

Asked about the actor's return to the show, Collier said, "At this point, we have no plans for that."

"Empire" was created by and Danny Strong, who executive produce alongside Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Sanaa Hamri, Dennis Hammer, and

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 11:50 IST
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