The popularity of FOX's Lee Daniels’-directed series “Empire” has the network demanding more music industry drama from Daniels — FOX has teamed up with Daniels again to film a pilot for a show called Star.
Fox TV Group chairman and CEO Dana Walden said in a statement, "Like Empire, it's set against the backdrop of the music business but from a different perspective," Walden said. Daniels provided the outline for the show, and will write, executive produce and direct Star.
While Empire is told from the point of view of music execs, Star will reportedly be from the point of view of three girls from ATL, who rise to fame and all their challenges in the music industry (the story of TLC?). Walden says the show will mix music and drama, just like Empire.
FOX is extending the relationship with Daniels ever since the success of Empire, which revived the network after slipping in ratings.
Does Star sound like something you would watch?