'Empire' Season 6 Renewal: Will FOX Renew The Series For Another Installment?
Empire has been one of the most top-rated drama series on FOX. While the fifth installment is still on its mid-season break, the series has already returned on March 13 to continue the remaining episodes of the latest season.
So far, the Lyon clan is still facing a lot of challenges in the hopes of reclaiming the Empire Company. With Lucious and Cookie's apparent financial struggles, this has actually posed a strain in their relationship. The previous episodes also revealed Andre's new romantic interest as well as Jamal and Kai's engagement.
And with these things still ongoing, it seems that the Lyons will still have to face a lot of challenges before calling it quits with the network. Accordingly, fans are now asking if Empire will be renewed for another season.
Apparently, little has been said about the show's renewal for season 6. Although there are already rumors that Empire will be canceled, it is still worth noting that the fifth season is still ongoing and way far behind its season finale. So, it is not really safe to assume that the show will no longer come back for another season.
Some of the fans think that Empire will be canceled all because the ratings are way down today in comparison to the previous seasons of the show. As it happens, the death of Anika and Tory in season 4 has become one of the most apparent reasons why the show is now facing its low ratings. While "dramatic", as per Otakukart, the show's decision towards the characters has become too risky and volatile. Nevertheless, many still see these unfortunate events as great twists to the plot of Empire.
But in terms of numbers, the show is still one of the most viewed series in FOX's line of television shows. Hence, there is a huge chance that the network will still renew it for another season.
In case of renewal, Empire Season 6 would definitely still have the original cast. And this includes the Lucious, Cookie, Hakeem, Jamal, and Andre which makes total sense as they are the Lyon clan who built the Empire Company. Additionally, there are rumors as well that the next installment may feature again Porsha and Becky's characters, Express claims.
As for the plot, if ever the network orders a new season of the show, it will likely depend on how the latest season will run its course.
So, in totality, all of the rumors about the sixth installment of the show would still remain as rumors, unless an official announcement has been made. Until then, fans may simply need to wait while watching the current season of the show.