An actor whose star has been on the rise has been dropped from the series “The Chi,” whose second season is currently airing on Showtime. Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline that Jason Mitchell, who has been in demand since his breakout role in “Straight Outta Compton” in 2015, now finds himself in a “career crisis over allegations of inappropriate behavior.”
“The specifics are sketchy, but I hear the accusations were so serious they have led to Mitchell being dropped by his agency, UTA; management company, Authentic Talent & Literary Management; a Netflix movie he had been cast in as a lead, ‘Desperados’; and the successful Showtime drama he stars in, ‘The Chi,'” Andreeva writes.
She adds: “I hear the dismissal from dramedy ‘Desperados,’ a Good Universe production for Netflix, came first. I hear the decision was made after the producers had received information about an alleged off-set incident. The incident was investigated immediately and thoroughly, leading to Mitchell’s termination from ‘Desperados,’ in which he was to star opposite Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell.”
Mitchell played NWA’s Eazy-E in “Straight Outta Compton.”