According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will explore the artist’s hometown community of Hampton Roads, Virginia as it attempts to assemble one of the world’s most powerful gospel choirs. The project is slated to premiere on Netflix later this year.
The show will follow Pharell’s uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, who is also a well-respected musician in the area, along with his core team of influential gospel leaders as they hit the streets of Hampton Roads to find undiscovered talent.
The collective belief is that diverse upbringings can give rise to a collective voice that has greater meaning. The Bishop and his team will search for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Williams and the Bishop revealed the news at Essence Festival over the weekend. Voices of Fire will be produced by A. Smith & Co. and i am OTHER. Executive producers include Williams and Mimi Valdés for i am OTHER and Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton for A. Smith & Co. Bianca Barnes-Williams will also executive produce.
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