Created by Lee Daniels, the series centered around three young women and their very complicated path in the music industry. The drama starred Queen Latifah, Quincy Taylor Brown and Amyiah Scott and would later make household names out of leads Ryan Destiny, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady. The Hollywood Reporter noted that a possible reason for the cancellation might have been logistics as the series had “fairly stable” ratings and was produced outside of the FOX studios.
But the series carried a huge following on social media, with fans creating the #SaveStar campaign over the weekend. In pleas to Netflix and Hulu, fans of the series have suggested the streaming platforms pick up the show. They also have questioned Daniels’ other series Empire and its season six renewal despite a dip in ratings and the Jussie Smollett scandal.
— ??? ? (@lonelygirltingz) May 11, 2019
— China Eyes (@Doddledee) May 11, 2019
Cast members have been mum about the campaign but have shared moments from the show and their own reaction to the shocking news.
thank you. thank you. thank you. pic.twitter.com/K1tetqG98Q
— Jude (@wordtoJude) May 11, 2019
A moment. This was us after filming the pilot episode of @STAR
We had no idea what would happen, if anything at all…
I’m so proud of the stories we’ve told and I’m so thankful for the sisters and family I’ve gained.
— Amiyah Scott (@KingAmiyahScott) May 11, 2019
To the fans, we love you. pic.twitter.com/q30zaGg5JL
— RD (@RyanDestiny) May 11, 2019
Variety reports Star wasn’t the only FOX series to get the boot. The network also canceled freshman drama The Passage and comedy The Cool Kids in addition to Lethal Weapon, which also lasted three seasons.