”Star” co-creator, writer and executive producer Lee Daniels is “fighting” to keep the musical drama series alive after it was canceled at Fox earlier this month ahead of its upfront presentation.
“Fighting guys! Will know this week… or top of next! I’m NOT letting them STOP the CULTURE.. SORRY!!” Daniels posted on Instagram, along with a clip from the show. Daniels is also known for co-creating “Empire.”
“Star” ran for three seasons.
Set in hip-hop haven Atlanta, “Star” follows three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act and navigate the cutthroat business on their way to success. The cast also includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, and Lenny Kravitz as a guest star.
Daniels’ vow to shop “Star” around to other networks and streaming platforms comes in the wake of other canceled shows that have found new homes, like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Designated Survivor” and “Lucifer.” However, social media initiatives to save shows don’t always come to fruition — as the failure to resuscitate the recently-canceled “Whiskey Cavalier” showed.
“Star” is a co-production of Lee Daniels Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television.
20th Century Fox did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
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