Posted by | Ray Cornelius
BET has released another sneak peek of Michelle Williams as Motown’s leading lady—Diana Ross. The Destiny’s Child star will be appearing as the legendary singer for the network’s newest drama American Soul. It premieres tonight at 9 p.m. EST followed by another new episode at 10 p.m.
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 also stars Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston and Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius. It also features cameos by Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight, Bobby Brown as singer Rufus Thomas, Gabrielle Dennis as Tina Turner, McKinley Freeman as Ike Turner and K. Michelle as Martha Reeves.
Will you be watching?
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