A very special location has been chosen for scenes in the upcoming final season of Empire. The recordings take place in Chicago a few meters away from the place where Jussie Smollett, one of the former actors in the series, claims to have been attacked. TMZ shared photos showing that the crew is building up.

Whether the storyline is also inspired by the story of Jussie is not clear. However, the place is remarkable after all the fuss that arose around the case of the actor, who was written from Empire as a result.

Jussie was charged in March for making a false declaration. The actor claimed to have fallen victim to a racist and homophobic attack. The charges against the actor, who himself said to be innocent, were withdrawn after a few weeks. The city of Chicago did sue Jussie for the costs of investigating the case.