Benjamin Bratt will star in ‘Empire’s follow-up show as a talent manager focused on reclaiming his reputation as a big-shot music mogul. Bratt plays a man named Jahil, an agent down on his luck when he decides to take on new clients, a girl group from Atlanta comprised of three sisters.
After her memorable role in Bessie, Queen Latifah will co-star as the girls’ surrogate mother and beauty salon owner. The untitled series will also feature San Antonio’s Nicholas González as the abusive foster father of Simoné, one of the group members (Brittany O’Grady).
The project is known as “Star,” however writers Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy have not confirmed the title. All we know for sure is that production on the show will begin in Atlanta this month.