Kelly Rowland was tapped to play Gladys Knight in American Soul, a BET-produced collection chronicling the creation of Soul Train, an iconic present that aired for 35 years. Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams was additionally solid as Diana Ross, along with Bobby Brown, K. Michelle and lots of extra. Get a glimpse of Rowland’s efficiency within the clip under. The scene recollects Chicago DJ Don Cornelius trying to promote his present’s idea to Gladys Knight.
BET described their undertaking in a press launch:
American Soul is the story in regards to the battle to make the dream of Soul Traincome true. Set within the early 70’s, full of music, dance, vogue and glamour, that is the untold story of the launch of the primary nationally-syndicated Black music present and what occurred when the music stopped. Battles with report labels for prime expertise, off-camera drama as younger dancers vie for the highlight, stand in the best way of a 30-something Don Cornelius who’s sacrificing all that he likes to comply with his dream. The journeys of those characters collide in a racially charged LA with the chances stacked towards them. All they’ve is one another and the magic of Soul Train.
American Soul is ready to premiere with back-to-back episodes on February 5 on BET at 9 pm ET/PT.