“Genius: Aretha” has officially wrapped production according to Nat Geo Genius Instagram page!
The limited series about the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin was forced to shut down production after filming five and a half episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The series, starring Cynthia Erivo and directed by Anthony Hemingway, is slated to premiere in early 2021.
According to Deadline, the plan is to premiere “Genius: Aretha” before the August 2021 release of the Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson.
I’m looking forward to seeing both Aretha projects.
I will keep you posted as more scoop becomes available.