The first season of Fox’s break out hit Star kept us entertained with the small screen introduction of Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, and Ryan Destiny, a.k.a .Big Trouble.
It shares DNA with its predecessor, Empire, and we love that it features an all-star cast (pun intended), including Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, and Queen Latifah.
Season two promises even more entertainment with the addition of a few more characters we are sure you will love.
CASSIUS caught up with the stars of the show a few weeks ago for a sneak peek of what we can expect. Here are five reasons why we’ll be watching on Wednesday nights.
1. Luke JamesSource:Getty
Our buddy Luke James will join this season as Noah Brooks, a top-selling R&B artist at the label. He is a charming sweet talker with an ambitious streak. “Being that I am a vocalist, [that] makes this story so real. This right now, what we are doing is magical and honest. And people who yearn to be artist will get a lesson from this,” the crooner said.
2. Evan RossSource:Getty
Ross will play Angel, nephew to Jahil Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) and a DJ with a bad boy streak who is heavy in the Latin music scene. “I’ve always wanted to work with Lee Daniels, I’ve known him for such a long time, I’m such a huge fan of his work,” Ross said. “So when it came to be something I can dive my teeth into that’s different and unique and this is it.”
3. Mike EppsSource:Getty
Mike Epps will appear in the ‘Empire’ crossover episode as Jay Holland, the girls’ record label president who is willing to cross the line with one of them.
4. Elijah KelleySource:Getty
Kelley will play Andy, a Harvard graduate who has worked all his life to pursue his dreams in the music industry. He’s knowledgeable and driven, but his charisma is what Ayanna Floyd (Michael Michele), the CEO of Midtown Sound, relies on to help put her new label on the map. What she doesn’t know is that Andy’s impressive vocal talents may play a part in accomplishing her goal. “He has aspirations of his own to be a mogul, but he starts as an assistant. I’ll hack ya password and get you some tea!” Kelley said.
5. Michael MicheleSource:Getty
Michele will play Ayanna, described as a modern day Black Alexis Carrington. She’s the new president of the girls’ record label, and money is the bottom line for her. She knows the music business is changing and is driven to do whatever it takes to make her label relevant. “Unlike series I’ve done in the past, Lee’s voice is omnipresent, and it motivates you to do your best.” Michele said.