Lee Daniels Star

Lee Daniels' Star: Meet Fox Drama Pilot's Core Characters, Including a Transgender Woman

Empire co-creator Lee Daniels is hoping to follow in his own footsteps with Star, a new Fox pilot about four young women dreaming of making it big in the entertainment industry.

Per Fox’s official description, Star “will feature the choices with which these artists are faced along the way, while showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective. What will they do to rise to the top?”

Production on the pilot begins this December in Atlanta, and casting is now underway for the four lead roles — auditions may be submitted here — all of which are described in detail below:

* Star, an 18-year-old white woman with a “badass attitude.”

* Alexandra, a black woman around the age of 20. Though she’s described as “elegant” and “classic,” she wants to abandon her “material world” in the hopes of making “real, authentic music.”

* Simone, 16, is Star’s half-white, half-black sister. She’s simply described as “tragic and adorable.”

* Cotton, 20, is a half-black, half-Spanish transgender woman with a “stunning look” and a “keen eye for fashion.”

Does Star sound like the next Empire to you? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Ray says:

    Smash 2.0: black edition

  2. Spence says:

    Finally more genuinely diverse shows are starting to flood TV!! I only wish this didn’t sound so much like Empire though…

  3. rcb918 says:

    So is the cast solely female?

  4. John036 says:

    Samantha Ware for the role of Alexandra!!!!!! That girl has some killer pipes and awesome acting chops.