Jason Mitchell dropped from 'The Chi' season 3 and Netflix film amid allegations of inappropriate behavior
Actor Jason Mitchell who plays a lead role in 'The Chi' will not be returning for the series' upcoming season 3 following a number of allegations of inappropriate behavior against him.
According to Deadline, Showtime confirmed that Fox 21 TV Studios have decided not to pick up Mitchell's contract for season 3 which was announced last month. Mitchell plays the role of Brandon, a budding chef who starts his own food truck. The reps for Showtime and Fox 21 TV told the website that Mitchell would not appear in Chi beyond season 2.
Apart from being dropped by the network, Mitchell has also been dropped by his agent and management according to the website. The actor has also lost a lead role that he was set to play in the Netflix film Desperados. He was set to star alongside Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell.
The most recent allegation against the actor happened off the set during the production of his Netflix film, that led to his dismissal. Earlier while filming 'The Chi' Mitchell was involved in another incident which has now reportedly been resolved. For his role in 'The Chi' Mitchell is nominated for MTV Movie & TV Awards in the Best Performance In a Show category.
The details on either of the incidents are not yet available. The rising star was also investigated for assault after he was accused of attacking a woman in 2016 at a Boston hotel. After playing the breakout role as NWZ rapper Eazy-E in 'Straight Outta Compton' the 2015 box-office hit, Mitchell, joined 'The Chi' prior to its debut in January 2018. The actor also appeared in films like 'Kong: Skull Island', 'Mudbound' and 'Detroit'. His other TV appearances include, 'Forever', 'Major Crimes' and Philip K. Dick’s 'Electric Dreams'.
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