BET original series American Soul starts tonight in the UK.
Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, American Soul tells the untold story of the sacrifice and struggle to make the dream of the iconic ‘Soul Train’ TV show come to life in the early 1970s. Watch the trailer below:
The series stars Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius, Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims and Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke. Guest stars include Kelly Rowland as ‘empress of soul’ Gladys Knight, Bobby Brown as Rufus Thomas, Michelle Williams as the legendary Diana Ross and Gabrielle Dennis as Tina Turner.
Set in the early 1970s, filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour, American Soul tells the story behind the scenes of the first U.S. nationally syndicated Black music show and what happened when the music stopped. The 10-part series takes us on a journey with Don Cornelius and the team in front of and behind the cameras, vying for success; the excitement, the challenges, the spirit, relationships and the drama.
American Soul airs tonight (Thursday 7th February 2019) at 10pm on BET – Sky 194, Virgin 184 and Freesat 140.