During Sunday night’s Soul Train Awards, BET dropped the first teaser trailer for American Soul.
Led by Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius, the ensemble cast also includes Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol and Jelani Winston. Kelly Rowland will have a guest-starring stint as Gladys Knight
Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, American Soul is a 10-episode dramatic and unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in a cutthroat Hollywood in the 1970s and how they work, play, rise and fall against the backdrop of the show most responsible for the way the world perceived African-American culture.
Jesse Collins (The New Edition Story, The Bobby Brown Story) Jonathan Prince (creator of the similarly-themed American Dreams on NBC) and Devon Greggory executive produce. Don’s son, Tony Cornelius, will co-executive produce alongside Andy Horne. Greggory will pen the pilot, and Jesse Collins Entertainment will produce.
Watch the teaser below:
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