Premier Date: 2/5/2019
Studio(s): Jesse Collins Entertainment, Black Entertainment Television (BET)
Cast: Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius, Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims, Iantha Richardson as Tessa Lauren, Christopher Jefferson as Julius “JT” Tucker, Katlyn Nichol as Simon Clarke, Jelani Winston as Kendall Clarke, Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke, Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight, Shannon Kane as Ilsa Dejarnette, Perri Camper as Delores Cornelius.
Details: The “hippest trip in America” is returning to the small screen with a 10-episode scripted new drama series American Soul for BET, inspired by the life and times of Soul Train creator and host, Don Cornelius. Set in the 1970s, the show captures the behind the scenes of the iconic music-dance show that aired from 1970 to 2006 and chronicles the cast, crew and Cornelius’s rise in Hollywood. It also depicts the fictional trio Encore and the young singers and dancers looking to break into the music industry via Soul Train. Source: udiscovermusic.com.