Star has a new leader. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Karin Gist has been named as the new showrunner for season two of the FOX TV series.
From Lee Daniels, the drama follows three talented singers as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. The cast includes Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady. FOX renewed the series for a second season back in February.
Gist, a former co-executive producer on Grey’s Anatomy, is the third showrunner for Star. Previously, the position was held by Chuck Pratt, who left in March, and Charles Murray.
From 20th Century FOX TV executive Jonnie Davis:
What a get for us! Finding the right showrunner to support Lee and Tom’s vision on Star was a huge priority, and we’ve had our eye on Karin for a long while — she did extraordinary work on Grey’s Anatomy and Revenge. We love what she brings to the table in terms of emotional storytelling and juicy characters. We’re excited for her to start on Star, and we know she’ll create a hit series of her own for us down the road.”
What do you think? Have you seen Star? Will you watch season two?