Former Law & Order detective Benjamin Bratt is headed back to Fox, where he will co-star with Queen Latifah in a new pilot from Empire co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels. Tom Donaghy is co-writing the currently UNTITLED PILOT and executive producing alongside Pamela Oas Williams and Effie Brown.
The pilot, which Daniels is set to write and direct, is centered on three young women who form a girl group in the hopes of making it big in the music industry, and the choices with which they’re faced along the way.
Bratt will play Jahil, the group’s talent manager who is seeking redemption through their success. Latifah plays Carlotta, one of Jahil’s former clients who serves as a surrogate mother to the three girls.
Josh Lyons | Associate Editor