Fox’s hit T.V. series, Empire’s fifth season is currently going on but, fans are already looking forward to the next installment in the musical drama series. The show made its debut in 2015, and since then, it has continued to gather loyal fans and satisfy them. Season 5 has not concluded yet, but, fans are already discussing how Season 6 is going to shape up. While the show will return later this year, season 6’s possibility seems very high. We have gathered all the rumors and latest updates regarding the sixth season, so here is everything you need to know about the upcoming Empire Season 6.
Empire Season 5 will be returning on Fox on 13th March 2019 and Fox is yet to give a green light to the next season, however, there are some strong rumors according to which Season 6 is already under development and might drop in the fall of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020.
The plot of the upcoming season is yet to be revealed and it will highly depend on how season 5 ends, so we will have to wait for March when Empire makes its return. According to the latest reports, Empire Season 6 will follows the same pattern as the previous seasons and is strongly expected to feature 18 episodes.
Empire Season 6 Cast:
The cast for the upcoming Season 6 includes:
- Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon
- Bryshere Y. Gray as Hakeem Lyon
- Taraji P Henson as Cookie Lyon
- Gabourey Sidibe as Becky Williams
- Rhyon Nicole Brown as Maya
- Trai Byers as Andre Lyon
- Andre Royo as Thirsty Rawlings
- A.Z. Kelsey as Jeff Kingsley and others
However, it is being said that one member will die by the time Season 5 wraps up, so if that really happens, he is less likely to return for the next season. Also, Jussie Smollett would be missing some of the season 5 episodes due to his misconduct related arrest back in February, Empire bosses are holding the grudge for it. We might be seeing him permanently gone, and we might not see him in the next season if the fire-spread rumors are true.
Empire Season 6 Release Date:
Well, the first half of the fifth season has got 2.3 ratings on Neilson data, and it was the second most watched scripted show, only behind of 9-1-1. The numbers are showing that the show might get a renewal, although the second half is yet to be evaluated. According to reports, if Empire is renewed for the sixth season then, it is expected to release in September of 2019 or early 2020.