Keke Palmer (Scream Queens) has been cast for a recurring role on Season 2 of Fox’s hit music drama series Star.
Palmer will play Gigi, a hot recording artist who is “ratchet and rich.” While alienating her current label, she is courted by Ayanna and the girl’s new label, Midtown records. Despite all the showy glitz, Gigi is a serious musician, looking for “good producers and bomb ass records.”
Co-created by Lee Daniels and Tom Donaghy, Star follows three talented singers – running from their pasts and desperate for a new start – with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cutthroat music business. Palmer joins series stars Queen Latifah, Benjamin Bratt, Jude Demorest, Brittany O’Grady, Ryan Destiny, Amiyah Scott, Quincy Brown, Miss Lawrence and Michael Michele.
Palmer’s breakout role was starring as the titular character in the 2006 film Akeelah And The Bee. Over the years, she has starred in many roles, and recently voiced a role in Ice Age: Continental Drift. her film credits include Joyful Noise, Brotherly Love, Imperial Dreams and Pimp. Her recent TV credits include Scream Queens, Grease Live, and she recently landed a series-regular role on Epix’s drama series Berlin Station for its second season.