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.”
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