Lee Daniels Inks New Deal with 20th Century Fox Television


FOX has ordered a third season of the drama Star, and co-creator Lee Daniels has inked a new overall deal with producer 20th Century Fox Television.

Daniels said: “I’ve loved the creative freedom Fox has afforded me over the last several years and [I’m] proud of the work that we’ve collectively achieved as a result of it. I’m excited to continue my time at the studio and produce television that isn’t only personal to my own stories but also find undiscovered, diverse, new voices to bring to the small screen.”

“Lee is not just an extraordinary writer and director, he’s a talent magnet who’s full of creative energy,” added Dana Walden and Gary Newman, co-chairmen and CEOs of the Fox Television Group. “He’s also one of the most entertaining and authentic voices we’ve ever encountered. From Empire to Star, when you work with Lee on a project, you know you’re going to be spellbound not just by the idea, but also by how it’s filtered through his unique lens. He’s a creator with many more stories to tell and we’re grateful he’ll be telling them with us.”