STAR

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TV view­ers have been hooked on Em­pire, which takes a look in­side the hip-hop mu­sic busi­ness. Now the se­ries’ cre­ators are back with a new show that ex­plores the cut­throat mu­sic busi­ness. It fol­lows three tal­ented singers as they face the re­al­ity of the in­dus­try, quickly learn­ing along the way that am­bi­tion can some­times cost too much.

Jude De­mor­est plays Star, a tough young woman who takes charge of her own des­tiny af­ter hav­ing spent her youth in the foster care sys­tem. Brit­tany O’Grady plays her sis­ter Si­mone, whom she has to track down af­ter be­ing sep­a­rated by the sys­tem, and Ryan Des­tiny plays Alexan­dra, Star’s best friend who she met through In­sta­gram.

Join­ing the young cast is Emmy Award win­ner Queen Lat­i­fah, who plays Car­lotta, Star’s sur­ro­gate mother. Ben­jamin Bratt plays Jahil, an agent look­ing to re­vi­tal­ize his ca­reer. And Lenny Kravitz will be a reg­u­lar guest star on the se­ries as well, in a yet to be de­ter­mined role. It will be up to th­ese three vet­er­ans to lead the new­com­ers in their tele­vi­sion de­buts, and with Lat­i­fah and Kravitz hav­ing suc­cess­fully nav­i­gated the mu­sic in­dus­try in their own lives, they add some cred­i­bil­ity to the show’s fic­tional sto­ry­lines.

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