Fame is a trip and Lee Daniels’ new series “Star” will invite viewers to come along for the ride. Partnering with Tom Donaghy, the duo are pulling back the curtains on the gritty and dark reality of trying to make it in the music scene. Ahead of its special preview this December, a new teaser for their Fox series has just been released.
“Star” follows three talented singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady), desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.
Demorest is Star, a tough-as-nails young woman who grew up in the foster care system and decides to form a girl group with her sister Simone (O’Grady) and her best friend Alexandra (Destiny). The series also features Queen Latifah as Carlotta, a surrogate mother to the young ladies, and Benjamin Bratt as Jahil, a down-on-his-luck talent agent hoping he can revitalize his career. Lenny Kravitz will also guest star.
“Star” also features original music and performances from the three leads, as well as from other artists.
Daniels, Donaghy, Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown serve as executive producers. Daniels and Donaghy wrote the pilot script, which was directed by Daniels.
Check out the new teaser below.