12:20pm PT by Kate Stanhope
It's Official: Lee Daniels' 'Empire' and 'Star' Will Crossover
Worlds are colliding on Fox.
Ahead of Wednesday's fall finale of Empire, which will be followed by the series premiere of Star, Fox confirmed that the two series will crossover.
The network made it official by releasing a scene online from Star that will air as part of Empire's fall finale. The clip features Empire's Lucious (Terrence Howard) meeting with Star's Roland (Lenny Kravitz). In the scene, Lucious tries to convince Roland to sign his daughter, Alexandra (Ryan Destiny), and mentions that she's written him letters about the girl group she's formed. Star centers on a three-person girl group trying to make it big in Atlanta, one of which is Alexandra, the daughter of a successful rocker desperate to move out of her father's shadow.
Although Lee Daniels, who is a co-creator and executive producer on both music dramas, had been tight-lipped about any possible connections between the two series, he confirmed they existed within the same universe in a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter. THR's full Q&A with Daniels will post immediately following Wednesday's series premiere of Star.
Following Empire's fall finale, the third-year drama will take a three-month break and Star will air in its timeslot. Empire will then return with new episodes on March 22 after Star concludes its freshman run.
Empire's fall finale airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. Et/PT on Fox. Watch the crossover scene below.