Update: 12:24 am ET (May 31, 2019) — Lee Daniels took to Instagram Thursday (May 30) to announce that despite his attempts to revive STAR, the series will not be coming back to television. “It ain’t happening. I tried my best guys,” Daniels said.
Fans were hoping that Netflix or Hulu would potentially pick the show up after it was canceled by Fox following the season three finale. Daniels promised to pen a letter thanking everyone involved in the show and assured fans that STAR will live on “in all of my work.”
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It was announced earlier this month that Lee Daniels’ STAR would not be returning for the fall television season, much to the chagrin of fans of the show.
The scripted music drama series is reportedly being shopped around to several different networks, and the third season of the show ended with a cliffhanger on May 8. On Instagram, the show runner detailed that he was “fighting” to get the currently cancelled show back onto TV screens.
“Will know this week… or top of next!” Daniels wrote in a caption accompanying a video clip from the show. “I’m NOT letting them STOP the CULTURE.. SORRY!!”
Shortly after it was announced the show– which stars Queen Latifah, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady, Quincy Brown and Benjamin Bratt–Daniels noted that the show’s abrupt end was not his doing.
Fans of STAR have been vocal about the show’s cancellation, and have been running various online campaigns and petitions to bring it back.
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Fighting guys! Will know this week… or top of next! 💫💫 I’m NOT letting them STOP the CULTURE.. SORRY!!