Former Y&R head writer and executive producer, Chuck Pratt Jr. has parted ways with Lee Daniels and the Fox sudsy music series, Star. This is the second time the series has had to find a new showrunner.
According to the item in the Hollywood Reporter: “Reps for Pratt note that he only planned to stick around for the first season. Sources say it was an amicable split and done after season one was completed. A search for a new showrunner for season 2 of the series starring Queen Latifah is ongoing. Production on season one has already wrapped and will not be impacted by the change.”
It’s unclear when a replacement will be announced. Also unclear is if the 13-episode second season of Star will be scheduled for the fall or another midseason debut.
Daniels co-wrote the pilot alongside Tom Donaghy for the Atlanta-set drama that revolves around three girls who come together to form a band. However, Lee was vocal about the shift in direction of Star back in December telling THR: “Dreams can come true. It sort of shifted. I started out wanting to make a political statement through music and it sort of shifted.”
So, where should Chuck Pratt Jr. go next? Would you like to see him back on the soaps? Do you watch Star? Comment below!