Murray exited over “differing visions” with co-creators Daniels and Tom Donaghy, according to an insider, who adds that the split was amicable. Prior to joining “Star,” Murray was on “Sons of Anarchy.”
A search for a new showrunner is currently underway, and a replacement is expected to be named shortly. The showrunner shuffle was first reported by TVLine.
“Star” follows three young women who form a girl group with hopes of making it big in the music industry. The project has been described in the vein of “Dreamgirls,” while incorporating the manufacturing of modern-day girl groups, showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective.
Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt star alongside newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady, who portray the central girl band trio.
Daniels and Donaghy wrote and exec produced the pilot together with Daniels also directing the first episode.
Before “Star” debuts midseason, Daniels’ other hit show “Empire” returns to Fox with its third season on Sept. 21.