Lee Daniels Prepping 2 New Projects
Lee Daniels stays booked and busy. The co-creator/executive producer of Fox’s ‘Empire’ and ‘Star’ has two more drama projects at the network. “Victory” is with writer Julian Breece. It is set in the world of competitive gospel choirs. It tells the inspirational story of a prodigal son and a group of forgotten young people who must rise above their personal hardships to save a church and heal a broken community through the power of song. Kevin Donahue also executive produces. Victory marks Breece’s second collaboration with Daniels. The two recently sold to Fox the hourlong project Mason Dixon.
Lee’s second project is called “East of Hope”. It has received a put pilot commitment, which has a script commitment with penalty. Written and executive produced by Peter Mattei, East of Hope is a multi-racial soap set in an All-American working class town which centers around two families divided by a past event, and reconnected by blood. Both tie their hopes and dreams to the high school basketball team, which they see as their ticket to a better life.
Daniels executive produces both via his Lee Daniels Entertainment.