5STAR Picks Up Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ Spin-Off ‘Star’

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08 Aug 17

5STAR have picked up Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ spin-off Star the channel has announced today.

The story follows 3 young singers as they attempt to make it in the music business. Star (Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman who came up in the foster care system, tracks down her sister, Simone (Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta with the hope of becoming music superstars.

Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (‘Bessie’, ‘Bringing Down The House’) stars as Carlotta, a surrogate mother to the young crew. Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (’24: Live Another Day’, ‘Law & Order’) plays Jahil, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career.

‘Star’ has already been picked up for a 2nd season in the US, where it runs on Fox, and will feature a crossover with its parent show ‘Empire’, which is also moving across from E4 to air on 5Star.

Both Empire and Star will air on 5Star in Autumn 2017.