Everyone hails the queen of the soul.
On Tuesday, February 9th, National Geographic released the trailer for the Cynthia Erivo-led third installment of Genius. In the new season of the anthology series, which premieres on Sunday March 21 as part of a four-day event, Tony winner and Oscar nominee Erivo will be listed as a legend of late music Aretha Franklin.
According to the network, “this season of GENIUS will explore Aretha Franklin’s musical genius, her unparalleled career, and the immeasurable impact she has had on music and culture.” As shown in the new teaser below, viewers will see Franklin go from aspiring singer to superstar to inspiring activist.
“I’m writing a new song, it will hit you hard,” remarked Erivo, as Franklin stated in the trailer. “It’ll get under your skin to the bone. It’s going to be a whole new mood that brings people together.”
We have goosebumps! However, being the crowned queen of the soul is not an easy task.