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American Soul - New TV Drama - Thur 7th Feb 10pm only on BET UK

American Soul - New TV Drama - Thur 7th Feb 10pm only on BET UK magazine cover

News just passed on all about a new TV Series that is starting up a 10 episode UK run on BET Network Thursday 7th February

 

American Soul

Starts Thursday 7th February 10pm only on BET - Sky 194, Virgin 184, Freesat 140
 

About The Show

AMERICAN SOUL is the untold story of the sacrifice and struggle to make the dream of the iconic Soul Train TV show come to life. Set in the early 70’s, filled with music, dance, fashion and glamour, we witness the story behind the scenes of the first nationally syndicated Black music show and what happened when the music stopped. The 10-part series takes us on a journey with Don Cornelius and the team in front of and behind the cameras, vying for success; the excitement, the challenges, the spirit, the relationships and the drama. The journeys of these characters collide in a racially charged LA with the odds stacked against them. All they have is each other and the magic of Soul Train.


Series Regulars: Sinqua Walls, Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, Christopher Jefferson

Guest Appearances: Kelly Rowland, Shannon Kane, Perri Camper, Michelle Williams*, Wayne Brady*, Bobby Brown*, K. Michelle*

Executive Producers: Jesse Collins (EP); Devon Gregory and Jonathan Price (Creators and Co-Showrunners); Tony Cornelius (EP)

Series Premiere: Thursday 7th February at 10pm Episodes: (10) one-hour episodes
 

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Series Facts

  • AMERICAN SOUL is a scripted drama inspired by the untold story of the rise of Soul Train.
  • Music plays a central part of the series, with a musical performance of some kind in each episode.
  • The series will have a high-quality visual appeal, capturing the energy of the 1970s and glamour of Soul Train.
  • Many of the same players from BET’s hit biopics “The Bobby Brown Story” and “The New Edition Story” are returning for this series including...
    Jesse Collins, Executive Producer, Babyface, Music Director/Supervisor, who is writing original music, Choreographer, Fatima Robinson
  • The series celebrates Black excellence, as Soul Train was a first-of-its-kind show for Black people, by Black people. Don was led by his passion to showcase positive images of Black folks on television. Don’s son Tony Cornelius is an Executive Producer

 

There will be musical guest appearances, including Kelly Rowland as Gladys Knight. Kelly will be re-recording “Midnight Train to Georgia”

Kelly Rowland Shares What it Was Like to Play Gladys Knight in AMERICAN SOUL


When AMERICAN SOUL premieres we’re going to relive some of its greatest performances. And stepping up is Kelly Rowland, who plays singer-songwriter Gladys Knight! Kelly shares what is was like to play the icon and replicate the sultry register that made Gladys Knight famous around the world


Soul Train was one of the most important TV shows in American history. Witness the story of the making of this iconic show, amidst the black experience of 70’s. Journey with Don Cornelius and the team in front of and behind the cameras, vying for success; the excitement, the challenges, the spirit, the interpersonal relationships and the drama mixed with the sights and sounds of making something magical for Black culture, when the odds were stacked against them.

Starts Thursday 7th February 10pm only on BET - Sky 194, Virgin 184, Freesat 140.  10 Episodes


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AMERICAN SOUL

Starts Thursday 7th February 10pm only on BET - Sky 194, Virgin 184, Freesat 140.  10 Episodes

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Scootboy's profile photo

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Interesting 🙂

looking forward to it

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Ric-tic's profile photo

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Also can't wait for this both the New Edition story and the Boby Brown story were great t.v

 

 

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11 hours ago, ric-tic said:

Also can't wait for this both the New Edition story and the Boby Brown story were great t.v

 

 

Yeah, I really enjoyed them too. This should be great.

Roburt's profile photo

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I've got BET UK but we're in the US for a few weeks, so guess I'll miss this show ... can you watch old BET show's on catch-up ?

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On 1 February 2019 at 15:33, Roburt said:

I've got BET UK but we're in the US for a few weeks, so guess I'll miss this show ... can you watch old BET show's on catch-up ?

Robert this airs in America from tues 5th Feb again on B.E.T at 9/8c so you can see a couple of episodes there and continue when you return!

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Spain pete's profile photo

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Something worth turning the tv on for at last !

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Would be great also to see it in other UE countries. Maybe on Netflix. Who knows? 🤞

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Well ... fascinating and I can't wait, hoping it does justice to the programme. Just a reminder for Virgin subscribers BET can be found on Channel 184. I think Kelly Rowland could pull this off, but no-one will match Queen Gladys for me.  I don't see any Tank Tops being worn.. did they have em in the states. ? 🙂  

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14 hours ago, Coolnotes said:

Well ... fascinating and I can't wait, hoping it does justice to the programme. Just a reminder for Virgin subscribers BET can be found on Channel 184. I think Kelly Rowland could pull this off, but no-one will match Queen Gladys for me.  I don't see any Tank Tops being worn.. did they have em in the states. ? 🙂  

I've only spotted to one so far

Episode 1 is not bad.

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Scootboy's profile photo

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Watched the first two episodes.

quite promising series,I really liked episode two,

the star of the show for me was this one

 

Coolnotes's profile photo

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Quality ... , it was a crime they didn't; get more success and exposure. . 

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Mike's profile photo

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Thanks for all those who passed on views 👍

I watched the first episode last nite

Of course the soundtrack played a part but thought an entertaining opening episode laying out things

Had a bit of an usa generic tv movie production feel to me, but guess you were always gonna get that 

 Enjoyable viewing and listening be my take on the first episode

Any more takes out there?

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I saw the first episode yesterday and thought it was quite good. Who are the trio supposed to be?

purist's profile photo

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Maybe I blinked at the wrong moment, but I had difficulty following all the jumping around the time line. Perhaps when they flash on screen ' Los Angeles 1972' or whatever they should leave it on longer or add ' Five years earlier, 

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I thought Ep one was good and will defo continue watching.
I think the trio are fictional but guess mostly based on Shalamar.

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14 hours ago, Neil Marsh said:

I thought Ep one was good and will defo continue watching.
I think the trio are fictional but guess mostly based on Shalamar.

Ah yes, you could well be right Neil. I wonder if Ian Dewhirst will feature 😀

Scootboy's profile photo

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So far,including episode three

 

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Mike's profile photo

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picked up for second series

BET announced today that the subversive relationship comedy Boomerang is coming back around for a new season while the groovin’ Don Cornelius-infused period drama American Soul will also return to the network with some new dance moves.

 

https://www.imdb.com/news/ni62432178



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