The staggering success of the soapy series, Empire, for FOX means that co-creator, and executive producer, Lee Daniels has been given the greenlight for another music series.
FOX has ordered a new pilot, Star, from the producer. The pilot, from 20th Century Fox Television, will be written, directed and executive-produced by Daniels.
Star is the story of three young women, all with hopes of making it big, and the choices they’re faced with along the way. It will showcase the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, while also exploring cultural themes from a new perspective. What would you do to rise to the top?
The project is the first to emerge from Daniels’ multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. Casting for the pilot will begin shortly.
Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) will serve as writer and executive producer on the pilot with Daniels.