The series, based on the life and career of the late Queen of Soul, is set to begin filming this summer for a 2020 premiere. It follows two previous seasons starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein and Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso, marking the first time the series will center on a woman. A previously announced season focusing on “Frankenstein” author Mary Shelley remains in development.
Parks, who took home a Pulitzer for her play “Topdog/Underdog,” will be joined by record producer Clive Davis and Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman as executive producers. Warner Music Group has joined Fox 21 Television Studios and Imagine Entertainment to produce the third season.
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