Deadline reports that Taraji P. Henson-led hip-hop drama series Empire has been cut short due to the current pandemic. Empire’s series finale will premiere on April 21st with episode 6.18. However, the set back is nothing new. According to Coming Soon, “Empire had to halt episodes amid Jussie Smollett getting involved in a serious felony issue as he was charged with 16 felonies after it was revealed that he had staged an attack on himself last year.”
Empire also stars Terrence Howard, Bryshere “Yazz” Gray, Trai Byers, Grace Byers, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Serayah, Xzibit, Rumer Willis, Andre Royo, and Terrell Carter. The show has also had guest appearances from talented artists like Demi Moore, Forest Whitaker, Alfre Woodard, and Taye Diggs, to name a few.