Director: Anthony Hemingway

Writer(s): Unknown

Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Malcolm Barrett, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Sanai Victoria, Courtney B. Vance

Synopsis: Part of the NatGeo Genius series. The anthology series will explore Franklin’s musical genius, incomparable career and the immeasurable impact and lasting influence she had around the world and will feature many of Franklin’s biggest recordings and hit songs from the comprehensive Warner Music catalog including “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Chain of Fools,” “Don’t Play That Song,” “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Baby I Love You.” In addition, the series will feature Franklin’s performances of “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Freeway of Love” and “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.”

Release Date: Early 2020 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, History, Music | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Suzan-Lori Parks is an executive producer and showrunner on this project. Filming set to begin in November 2019.


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