Jussie Smollett will be in an Empire state of mind for another year…
Fox has given an early sophomore season renewal for the 31-year-old Brazilian actor/singer’s new drama series Empire.
The order for Empire was a no-brainer, as the show has performed extremely well for the network and made plenty of noise in social media.
The Imagine Television/20th Century Fox Television drama was created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson lead the ensemble cast in the primetime sudser about a hip-hop music mogul.
Smollet portrays Jamal Lyon on Empire, which also features Rafael de la Fuente in a recurring role as Smollet’s love interest.
Smollet’s previous credits include appearances on Revenge, On Our Own and The Mindy Project.