Posted by | Ray Cornelius
“You can bet your last money It’s all gonna be a stone gas honey…”
Production is fiercely underway in the A-T-L for BET’s newest drama American Soul. The upcoming series, which is based on the life and times of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius, arrives on the small screen in 2019.
ET’s Kevin Frazier visited the set recently and posted the featured photo of himself and Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland, who will be portraying music icon Gladys Knight on the show.
American Soul is the untold story of the struggle to make the dream of Soul Train come true. Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, the 70s period drama is an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, and musicians set against the backdrop of a cutthroat Hollywood – how they work, play, rise and fall. The series chronicles “the hippest trip in America” and what became of one of the most prominent and groundbreaking television shows for African-American culture.
In addition to Rowland, the series will also feature Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston and Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius.
Photo Credit: Kevin Frazier/Instagram