Jason Mitchell Exits Netflix Film After Investigation Into Off-Set Behavior, Also Dropped by ‘The Chi’

Actor was just nominated for an MTV Movie & TV Award for this work on “The Chi”

Last Updated: May 23, 2019 @ 8:58 PM

Actor Jason Mitchell has exited Netflix movie “Desperados” following an investigation into an accusation about off-set behavior, a person familiar with the matter told TheWrap. He’s also parted ways with his agency, UTA.

Additionally, Showtime has confirmed that Mitchell will not be a part of “The Chi” Season 3. Mitchell, who played Brandon Johnson on the Lena Waithe-created series, was considered the lead of the show and this month received an MTV Movie & TV Awards nomination for Best Performance in a Show.

Showtime did not comment beyond that, but a rep for Fox 21, which produces “The Chi” said Mitchell’s option for Season 3 was not picked up. The studio had no comment or statement beyond that.

Mitchell’s lawyer and Netflix did not immediately return TheWrap’s requests for comments. Waithe’s publicist and manager also did not respond to requests for comment.

Mitchell, who first broke out playing rapper Eazy-E in the 2015 hit “Straight Outta Compton,” had been set to star in “Desperados” opposite Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell.

Deadline first reported the news.

Trey Williams contributed to this story.