Star fans have been desperately trying to save the musical series since it was announced a few weeks ago that it would come to an abrupt end after three season.
To the disappointment of Lee Daniels and the show’s cast, crew and fans, the quest to find the canceled Fox drama a new home has ended on a sour note. Star is officially dead.
Daniels, the series’ co-creator, took to Instagram on Thursday afternoon to break the news to his followers.
“OK, so I’ve got some bad news: It ain’t happening,” he said in a video. “I tried my best, guys. You know, we got some incredible people. I mean, I can’t even list everybody. I’ll say it in a letter. But in a nutshell, it ain’t happening. I did my best.”
He ended his concession message with some encouraging words: “Just know that, like with Precious or with Empire… The Butler, Monster’s Ball, the next thing I do is going to be Star. It will exist in all of my work. I love you, all of the fans that have supported us.”
Watch Daniels’ full message, below:
This admission comes just one day after Daniels shared that he has been shopping the show around to other networks and streaming platforms in hopes that it could be saved.
Star, in its three seasons on air, followed three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady) who form a musical act in Atlanta and navigate through the seedy entertainment business. Other major stars in the show include Queen Latifah, Brandy, Patti LaBelle, Lenny Kravitz and Naomi Campbell.