Cynthia Erivo Portrays Aretha Franklin In National Geographic's Anthology Series 'Genius: Aretha'
Cynthia Erivo Portrays Aretha Franklin In National Geographic's Anthology Series 'Genius: Aretha'

The first teaser of ‘Genius: Aretha,’ an anthology series by National Geographic has been released featuring Cynthia Erivo.

Aretha Franklin is revered and well-known as the queen of soul, the best in the genre. The series will touch on Franklin’s rise to the top of the music chain. The first official teaser from National Geographic shows Franklin’s studio sessions, stage performances and more.

Cynthia Erivo Portrays Aretha Franklin In National Geographic's Anthology Series 'Genius: Aretha'
Cynthia Erivo Portrays Aretha Franklin In National Geographic’s Anthology Series ‘Genius: Aretha’

Erivo who played Aretha Franklin in the series expressed her delight in the opportunity to portray the queen of soul. “To have the opportunity to bring her legacy to life and show the fullness of her being, her humanity, and brilliance is an honour. What I know and have learned about what my voice, as an artist, can do and the power in it has been highly influenced by Franklin.”

Enjoy the first teaser below:

The date for the premiere of Genius: Aretha has been revealed to be May 25 exclusively on National Geographic.

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