Fox #Empire co-writers and executives have recently been faced with a harsh reality after official production of the series final episodes have been put on pause due to the #Coronavirus pandemic!
According to #EssenceMagazine, the sixth and final season of Fox Empire has been revised to end with episode 18 as oppose to the original plan of wrapping up with episode 20. Sources have confirmed that the production team of the fictional family musical-drama staring #TarajiPHenson and #TerrenceHoward has been placed under strict order as the rest of the world to practice #SocialDistancing.
Reports read that the series was set to end within episode 20 with a major cliffhanger/ mystery of some sort; unfortunately that wont be able to happen at least not at this time. It has been stated that Empire’s show runners have had to change the storyline a few times to reflect the absence of former cast member #JussieSmollet due to legal matters and again due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Empire co-creators #LeeDaniels and #DannyStrong have recently forwarded personal statements to Essence reflecting their feelings towards the abrupt ending of the Lyon family’s story that they’ve worked so hard over the years to forward to fans properly.
“The success of Empire and bringing the Lyon family to broadcast television will always be one of the proudest achievements of my career. This show is the definition of breaking barriers. Thank you to our incredible cast, especially Terrence and Taraji, along with our amazing writers and tireless crew, for all of their hard work and bringing this story to life,” states Daniels.
He continues, “I think there’s more to do with these characters, and I’m heartbroken we aren’t getting to shoot the finale we wanted—at least not yet. But you know what they say in television? Stay tuned! To the Empire!”
Strong concludes, “The episode airing on April 21 was never meant to be the series finale, but due to current events it will likely be the last one our fans will see for a while. We had an ending for the series planned that we all loved, and hopefully someday we’ll be able to film it and give the series its proper conclusion.”