Empire creator Lee Daniels has said that he is heartbroken about not being able to film the finale for the sixth and final season of the show.
"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," Daniels said in a statement to Deadline. "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!"
I'm heartbroken we aren't getting to shoot the finale we wanted — at least not yet," Daniels said to Deadline.
The episode on April 21 will be the last of the show -- but was not the ending that Daniels had hoped for and is likely not to be the ending viewers had expected either.