Fox buys two more Lee Daniels projects

Fox is currently developing two more drama projects from Lee Daniels, the co-creator/executive producer of the network’s “Empire” and “Star,” reports Deadline.

“Victory,” with writer Julian Breece, is set in the world of competitive gospel choirs, while “East of Hope” is described as a multi-racial soap opera.

Written and executive produced by Breece, “Victory” 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.

From “Outsiders” creator Peter Mattei, “East of Hope” is set in an All-American working class town and 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.

“East of Hope” has a script commitment from the network with penalty, reports Deadline.

Daniels executive produces both projects via his Lee Daniels Entertainment. 20th Century Fox TV, where Daniels is under an overall deal.

“Victory” marks Breece’s second collaboration with Daniels. The pair recently sold to Fox the hourlong project “Mason Dixon.” Additionally, Breece serves as a co-producer on Beau Willimon’s new Hulu series, “The First.”