The curtain isn’t falling on Fox’s Star! The music-drama has been picked up for a second season, the network announced Wednesday.
Created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three singers (newcomers Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, and Ryan Destiny) who journey to Atlanta in the hope of becoming music stars. The series, which features original music à la Empire, also stars Queen Latifah as the trio’s surrogate mother and Benjamin Bratt as a talent agent who thinks Star (Demorest) might help revive his career.
“Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view,” said David Madden, Fox’s president of entertainment, said in a statement. “Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining. We are thrilled that this Star will continue to shine for a second season.”
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There are four more episodes left in Star‘s first season, which has been an “average multi-platform audience of more seven and half a million viewers,” according to the press release announcing the news. As the series enters its final stretch, viewers can expect special guest appearances from Naomi Campbell, Big Boi, Rickey Smiley, Missy Elliott, and Paris Jackson.
Star airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.