Set in Atlanta, Star revolves around three talented young singers (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The series, whose pilot was directed by Daniels, will feature original music, along with musical fantasy sequences, as the girls dream of their future. Its cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt and Nicholas Gonzalez. Grammy winner Lenny Kravitz will guest star.
Gibson will play Pastor Bobby Harris, a leader and confidant to many who presides over Carlotta’s (Latifah) warm congregation. A handsome ex-thug, who has, like Carlotta, turned his life over to God. Carlotta and Pastor Harris begin a relationship that will be challenged on many fronts and which will ultimately create a crisis of faith for them both.
Gibson, star of the Fast And Furious and Transformers franchises, is a five-time Grammy-nominated platinum recording artist. He’ll next be seen in Fast & Furious 8.
Star is a production of 20th Century Fox Television in association with Lee Daniels Entertainment. Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown also serve as executive producers. Charles Pratt is showrunner for the series.