Lee Daniels is Going After the "Power" of the Hearing, With the Upcoming FOX Drama Musical "the Star"
The pilot takes jabs at 50%.
Los Angeles, CA – As Lee Daniels' FOX show Empire wrap, the Academy Award-nominated director has another show ready in the camera, the musical drama of the series Star. The cool of the FOX series is scheduled to premiere right after the season finale of Empire, on the 14th of December at 9 pm EST.
While the Empire of the story is mostly fantastic, and light of heart, Star, takes a serious tone, as it focuses on the lives of the two sisters foster, Star Davis (Jude Demorest) and Simone Davis (Brittany O'grady) and the tributary of Alex Crane (Ryan Destiny), they all have beautiful voices. To travel from your home to Atlanta to pursue her dreams of singing, the three girls look at the beauty salon owner and friend of the Star and Simone's late mother, Carlotta Brown, played by Queen Latifah. Brown takes the trio after attending the church where she was singing.
Tyrese, Lenny Kravitz, Joseline Hernandez, Naomi Campbell, and of the Empire Terrence Howard also appear in the film-quality show. Puff Daddy's son Quincy, who was originally going to appear in the Empire before Diddy put a brake to this, too, is a recurring character in the show.
Lee Daniels' more realistic approach with the Star creates an immediate attachment to the characters of Star, Simone and Alex, complete with tear-jerking scenes. Those who do not appreciate the romanticism of an Empire will likely enjoy the rawness of the Star. It is clear Daniels goals are to snatch the viewers who are fans of Energy and would prefer a show that is more realistic. However, the music the trio performs in the show sounds very good for them to have recorded their music on an iPhone rather than in a studio with an engineer (not realistic).
The pilot episode also takes a hit on a 50%, after that has publicly taken numerous blows to the Empire and the cast of the program in favor of his courageous Starz show Power.
Check out the trailer of FOX Star below, which opens December 14. Don't fo