Fox Star Season 2 Cast
LOS ANGELES - JUN 25: Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany OGrady at the BET Awards 2017 at the Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA (Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Fox’s hit TV series Star is now in production. According to Project Casting, casting directors are now hiring background actors to work on the new season of the hit Lee Daniels production. Producers are looking for newborns, nurses, and doctors for featured roles. Filming is expected to begin shooting July 19th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Star was created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy for Fox. The TV series centers around three talented young singers who attempt to break through into the music industry. The show, which is set in Atlanta, features original music and appearances by famous musical artists. The TV series stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Pratt, Amiyah Scott and Quincy Brown.

The show premiered in 2016 and broke barriers in the film industry with Amiyah Scott becoming the third openly transgender actor to play a leading trans character in a scripted TV drama in America. Fox renewed the series for a second season last September.

Star is a hit TV series. The show’s premiere had a jaw-dropping 8.56 million viewers.

Star Fox Season 2
LOS ANGELES – MAR 14: Ryan Destiny, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady at the celebration of the music for FOX’s new series ‘Star’ at iHeartRadio Theater on March 14, 2017, in Burbank, CA (Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com)

When the show was renewed for a second season Fox entertainment president David Madden said in a statement, “Lee Daniels is a true visionary and he and Tom Donaghy have delivered a series with a unique and meaningful point of view. Our incredible cast, led by Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, instantly infused their characters with tremendous depth and passion, and the show has proved to be both powerful and really entertaining.”

Madden added, “We are thrilled that this Star will continue to shine for a second season.”