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Cynthia Erivo Embodies Aretha Franklin in First 'Genius: Aretha' Teaser

Cynthia Erivo Embodies Aretha Franklin in First 'Genius: Aretha' Teaser

The first teaser of Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin is here for Genius: Aretha and it’s stunning.

The eight-part limited series, which will be produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, is set to premiere on May 25,

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“Over the last few months, I’ve been preparing myself to embody the Queen of Soul, from re-listening to her music to discovering her rare interviews and reading some amazing books on her – all to really capture Aretha‘s attitude and spirit,” Cynthia shared about her role as the iconic music star.

She added, “I’m truly humbled to be working alongside a very talented and musical team. Together, we’ll serve the Queen and create something special.”

Watch the first teaser below!

You can see another first look image of Cynthia as Aretha here!

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