Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels - creator and executive producer of broadcast's No. 1 series, EMPIRE - partners with Tom Donaghy ("The Whole Truth") to pull back the curtain on music's gritty and dark reality in "Star".
Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, "Star" follows three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Meet "Star" (newcomer Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O'Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars.
Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah ("Bessie", "Bringing Down The House") plays CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew. Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt ("24: Live Another Day," "Law & Order") rounds out the cast as JAHIL, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who's taken a certain shining to Star.
The series will also feature guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "The Hunger Games"). Reality soon dawns on the girls' fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high.