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Empire season 5 will feature ‘groundbreaking’ story line that’s ‘never been done on television’

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What can you expect in season 5 of Empire? Well, nothing crazy, just something that’s “never been done on television.”

The declaration comes courtesy of star Jussie Smollett, who can’t hide his giddiness over what he and showrunner Brett Mahoney are saying is a reset of the hit Fox drama. “This season is probably the best yet, because it grounds us in a way that we haven’t been able to be since season 1,” shares Smollett, who portrays the soulful Jamal Lyon. “I think it’s just incredible.”

Ahead of Empire‘s season 5 premiere, EW chatted with Smollett about the show’s renewed sense of energy, his “groundbreaking” storyline, and The Lion King.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It’s crazy that you guys are in season 5 at this point…
JUSSIE SMOLLETT: I know, it’s so psychotic.

How are you feeling about where the show is at?
I feel excited. There’s a new energy. Somehow it feels like a reset, which is exciting for us. We’ve been playing these characters, when you really get down to it, not that long, but it seems like it’s been forever with the success of the show. But—in my opinion—this season is probably the best yet, because it grounds us in a way that we haven’t been able to be since season 1.

At the end of season 4, showrunner Brett Mahoney also referred to season 5 as a reset, so you can clearly feel

Article source: https://ew.com/tv/2018/09/19/empire-season-5-jussie-smollett/

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