National Geographic has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming “Genius: Aretha” anthology series starring Oscar nominee, Cynthia Erivo.
In the first footage from the upcoming series, the Quuen of Soul says she’s “ready to make hits!”
The 30 sec. promo will air during the Oscars Sunday night on ABC.
Genius: Aretha is “the first-ever, definitive, and only authorized scripted limited series on the life of Aretha Franklin,” according to National Geographic, as the season explores the singer’s life and musical genius as well as the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she has had on music and culture around the world.
In addition to Erivo, the series also stars Courtney B. Vance as her father, C.L. Franklin; David Cross as Jerry Wexler; Malcolm Barrett as Ted White; Pauletta Washington as Grandmother Rachel; Patrice Covington as Erma Franklin; Rebecca Naomi Jones as Carolyn Franklin; Steven Norfleet as Cecil Franklin; Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Ruth Bowen; Omar J. Dorsey as James Cleveland; Marque Richardson as King Curtis; and introducing Shaian Jordan as Little Re.
First appeared in Entertainment Weekly