|Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady star in Fox's STAR. The Lee Daniels drama is greenlight for eight episodes and it features Queen Latifah and Lenny Kravitz.|
Fox greenlights a new Lee Daniels drama called Star. It features the newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O'Grady as three young women who want to become singers no matter the price.
Lee Daniels and co-producer Tom Donaghy wrote this drama about a tale of the music business and how it's not all easy for the gifted.
Three newcomers who auditioned for the roles.
Star played by Demorest is a street smart woman who was brought up through the foster care system and decides to take control of her destiny. Star gets in touch with her sister Simone (played by O'Grady) and her best friend from social media Alexandra (played by Destiny) and they take a roadtrip to Atlanta to become superstars.
It also features rapper/singer/actress Queen Latifah as Carlotta Brown, the owner of an Atlanta beauty salon who becomes a surrogate mother to the three young women. She's highly religious and doesn't approve of their musical ambitions.
The series is a backdoor pilot from the hit musical drama Empire.
The series will air during the Empire break and if its a success, we'll see more of Star.
The official premiere will be on January 4th. Are you looking to be the next STAR?