2015 has been a big year for Queen Latifah as a TV actress. She earned rave reviews for her performances as the title characters in HBO’s Bessie and NBC’s The Wiz Live! The raptress is now set to star in an upcoming Fox show from director/producer Lee Daniels (The Butler, Empire).
According to E!, Latifah will play the role of Carlotta on Daniels’Star. The character is a mentor for a trio of female singers looking to break out in showbiz. Production for the Star pilot is scheduled to begin this month in Atlanta.
“It’s a modern-day music business in Atlanta and Empire is a modern-day music business in New York,” said Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden. “It’s not inconceivable that the two worlds could cross. But that’s definitely not Lee’s intention as we go into it.”