Empire moves to 5Star for season 4; will also air spin-off Star

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After three seasons on E4, Lee Daniels’ popular hip-hop soap opera Empire will move to 5Star for it’s upcoming fourth season alongside the first season of pseudo-spin off Star.

Thankfully this move won’t impact viewers too much, as both channels are available on freeview. Still, worth making a note and amending your series links accordingly.

The bigger news is the addition of Star, which has already wrapped up its first run on FOX in the US. The show, though not obviously a spin-off from Empire in the traditional sense, shares many of the same creative team and will feature a crossover next season.

It follows three young aspiring singers – the titular Star (Jude Demorest), her trouble sister Simone (Brittany O’Grady) and talented hip-hop heiress Alexandra (Ryan Destiny). Queen Latifah also stars as their mentor. The series is a musical, featuring various over-the-top song and dance sequences as well as diegetic performances.