First Trailer To Lee Daniels’ New Fox Series, ‘Star’

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First Trailer To Lee Daniels’ New Fox Series, ‘Star’
Posted by Wilson Morales

May 16, 2016

Star poster

During today’s Fox Upfront, the network showcased a look at the new series from co-creator Lee Daniels, Star.

Written by Daniels and Tom Donaghy and set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady), who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry. Variety states that the project has been described in the vein of “Dreamgirls,” while incorporating the manufacturing of modern-day girl groups, showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective.

Queen Latifah will play Carlotta, the owner of an Atlanta beauty salon who has an amazing voice and becomes a surrogate mother to the three girls in the group, even though she doesn’t approve of their musical dreams. The series will feature original music, along with musical fantasy sequences, as the girls dream of their future. Benjamin Bratt and Nicholas Gonzalez co-star with Lenny Kravitz set to come on as a guest star.

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady in STAR coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

STAR: L-R: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady in STAR coming soon to FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: FOX

Charles Murray, a  writer/co-executive producer on the final two seasons on FX’s Sons of Anarchy and director of the indie film Things Never Said, has been named as the executive producer and showrunner to Lee Daniels‘ new series for Fox, ‘Star.’

Murray will executive produce alongside Daniels, Donaghy as well as Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown. His previous TV credits include writing and producing on Criminal Minds, Castle, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Third Watch. He also directed the first episode to Kurt Sutter’s FX series, The Bastard Executioner.

Interesting enough, back in 2011, Murray was going to write and executive produce a police drama series for CBS with Latifah set to executive produce through her production banner Flavor Unit Entertainment. That project never came to fruition.

The cast performing at the Fox Upfront 2016


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