Star Shake-Up: Showrunner Exits Fox's New Lee Daniels Drama

Lee Daniels’ Empire follow-up is on the hunt for a new behind-the-scenes Star.

Producer-writer Charles Murray (Sons of Anarchy) has stepped down as showrunner of Fox’s latest musical-themed drama, which is slated to bow at midseason. A source close to the project tells TVLine that Murray and Star co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy had different visions for the series, which led to an amicable parting of the ways. The search is on for a new showrunner.

Set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act and navigate the cutthroat business on their road to success. The cast also includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Nicholas Gonzalez.

Star will air Wednesdays at 9/8c, beginning in early 2017 (watch the trailer).