FOX Orders “Star” Pilot From Empire’s Lee Daniels FOX Orders “Star” Pilot From Empire’s Lee Daniels
Star comes from Empire co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels. FOX Orders “Star” Pilot From Empire’s Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels‘ TV empire is growing, as FOX has ordered a new pilot titled Star from the talented co-creator and executive producer who brought us Empire.

The pilot, from 20th Century Fox Television, will be written, directed and executive-produced by Daniels, and according to the TCA session this morning, it will take place in the same world as Empire though no crossovers are currently planned at this point.

Here’s how FOX describes it:

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. Empire was, of course, one of the biggest new broadcast drama hits of the decade, so anticipation will be high for this new project from Lee Daniels.


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