posted by Isha Thorpe
Hit Fox shows Empire and Star are both returning to our TVs this fall. So, in honor of their upcoming new episodes, an epic mashup trailer featuring talent from both shows is here!
On Wednesday (Aug. 9), a teaser for Star‘s crossover episode with Empire dropped and it makes us wish we were already in September 2017! Taraji P. Henson, Queen Latifah, Bryshere Grey, Jussie Smollett, Terrance Howard, Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, and Brittany O’Grady are all in the trailer. Through out the visual, the recording artists of both shows perform a new rendition of “You’re So Beautiful,” a song originally created by the Lyon family.
This joint episode was all Fox’s idea, claims the shows creator, Lee Daniels. “It wasn’t the intent initially,” he said at TCA, Deadline reports. “Because they were two separate shows, but it seemed like the natural origin when Fox suggested it and I thought, ‘Wow,’ because I never saw Star as a part of Empire ever. It’s its own entity and another part of my life that I was trying to explore. But it sort of seemed logical.”
“I always saw us crossing over,” Latifah chimed in. “I don’t know what this guy’s talking about. That was in my brain from day one. I love the fact we come from different worlds and yet these shows can both remain autonomous and yet cross over because it does make sense. We both deal in the music industry, and many of our characters have checkered pasts or come from the streets where we could have met one another or come across each other somewhere and had some history, so to me it makes sense.”