Fox Orders Lee Daniels Music Drama Pilot 'Star' - Hollywood Reporter

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Walden noted that the plan isn't because there to be immediate crossovers using Empire, though which is not completely off the table. Each series are usually occur modern-day -- along with Star in Atlanta and Empire in New York. Tom Donaghy (The Whole Truth) will function as a writer as well as EP on the pilot alongside Daniels.

Star joins Urban Cowboy as early drama pilots at Fox because the network is constantly about the shift for you to year-round development.

The pilot pickup comes the month after Daniels inked the massive general deal with Walden as well as her fellow Fox TV group chairman as well as CEO Gary Newman's sibling studio 20thCentury Fox Television.

Fox opened its day at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour with a big announcement: the network is actually teaming along with Empire co-creator Lee Daniels for a new audio drama pilot.

'Star' will most likely be advised from the artist's point associated with view.

Fox TV Team chairman and also CEO Dana Walden announced the network features ordered Star, a new drama pilot set inside the audio business.

The drama is emerge Atlanta as well as revolves around three girls that bond for you to form a new band along with Star details his or her rise to the top in a challenging business. Walden referred in order to as Star the mixture of music, drama and also soap -- basically such as Empire.

"Like Empire, it's set against the backdrop involving the music activity company nevertheless from a various perspective," Walden said. Daniels will write, exec produce and also immediate Star. And Also while Empire is actually informed from the point of look at music executives, Star is planning to be informed in the perspective in the artist.

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Walden noted that certainly one of the particular characters would be rising from poverty, with much with the drama obtained from Daniels' point associated with view, which she said "lends a few authenticity via these worlds."

The choice to grow its relationship along with Daniels comes following Empire rewrote network TV ratings this past season, reinvigorating the struggling network -- and broadcast television like a whole.