Lee Daniels To Bring 'Dreamgirls' Inspired Series To FOX

THE MASTERMIND BEHIND 'EMPIRE' IS PUTTING TOGETHER ANOTHER HIT SERIES

Lee Daniels is looking to bring another hit series to FOX. According to EW, Daniels is working on a pilot for a series, titled Star, that follows three Atlanta girls that have formed a girl group and are trying to thrive in the music business.

“Like Empire, it’s set against the backdrop of the music business but from a very different perspective,” FOX chairman and CEO Gary Newman said in a statement. “Set Atlanta, it’s about three girls who come together to form a band and it’s about their rise to the top in a very challenging business. It’s the perspective of the artist and, without getting too much into the storyline, one of our characters is rising out of poverty and there is a a lot from Lee’s own life that’s baked into the DNA of this project.”

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Star was not only partially inspired by Daniel's own life, but also by a major Broadway play turned all-star movie.

“Lee talks a lot about everything from Dreamgirls to modern-day girl groups that are manufactured, that are put together, that don’t have an organic reason to be together but are tied to each other and that set-up lends itself to a great soap operatic storytelling machine,” FOX Chairman and CEO Dana Walden added. “Lee loved the mixture of drama and soap and music, and thinks it’s a very potent combo."

As he gears up for the debut of Star, the second season of Empire debuts Sept. 23rd at 9:00 p.m.

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