Lee Daniels’ Star Series To Premiere After Empire Season 3 Fall Finale

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Lee Daniels’ Star Series To Premiere After Empire Season 3 Fall Finale
Posted by Wilson Morales

November 2, 2016

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FOX TV has announced that on Wednesday, Dec. 14 that the Empire Season 3 fall finale will air at a special time (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) , followed by the special premiere of its latest series Star (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). Star will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

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.

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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. Naomi Campbell will play Rose Spencer, the beautiful, wealthy and cultivated London-born mother of Ryan Destiny’s character, Alexandra.

Tyrese Gibson plays Pastor Bobby Harris, who presides over Carlotta’s (Latifah) congregation, and is described as a handsome ex-thug who has turned his life over to God, as he begins a relationship with Carlotta (Latifah), the quasi-matriarch who looks over the show’s 3 young leads. Their romance will be challenged on many fronts and which will ultimately create a crisis of faith for them both.

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Charles Pratt has been named as the showrunner of the series, replacing Charles Murray, who left over creative differences.

“Star” is a production of 20th Century FOX Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy are the creators and executive producers of the series. Pamela Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers.

 

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The cast performing at the Fox Upfront 2016


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