ABC's new version will have Lee Daniels and original series star Fred Savage as executive producers and take place in Montgomery, Alabama.
The writer and director has a twin son and daughter, now in their 20s.
“I’m beyond embarrassed,” the "Empire" co-creator said of the claims that Smollett staged a homophobic attack on himself to secure a pay raise.
The actor, accused of staging a homophobic attack on himself in January, won't appear on the Fox show's final season.
"These past couple of weeks have been a freakin’ roller coaster," said creator Lee Daniels.
"You are not paying me equally. You are not treating me fairly, so you can suck my d**k if I had one," she said.
It's a thing and it's happening.
The Hollywood heavyweight has some thoughts about systemic racism.
The director got real about social issues and how they play into his new FOX show.