FOX’s newest musical drama from Lee Daniels, Star, previewed it’s first episode tonight and I have a feeling Empire fans are going to be all over it! The drama follows a trio of young ladies who attempt to achieve their dreams of becoming musical stars.
The three main girls, played by Brittany O’Grady, Jude Demorest, and Ryan Destiny, are all incredibly beautiful and vocally talented singers, yet their characters Simone, Star, and Alexandra, respectively, weren’t empathetic and the girls had no chemistry.
Luckily adults in their life, played by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, are experienced and worth watching. Not surprisingly, Queen Latifah is great! And her salon is full of diverse characters which creates an ensemble cast I’d rather watch, including a trans-character or two.
The always attractive, and usually lovable Benjamin Bratt plays creepy music producer Jahil Rivera.
In the vein of Empire, this series is set to have a slew of guest stars, including Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell, but Lee Daniels urges you to give it a shot on it’s own.
Watch the trailer now and then let me know if you’ll be watching Star in the comments below!