Pharrell Williams builds Gospel choir with new Netflix series
American music producer Pharrell Williams is collaborating with Netflix producers to release a new unscripted project promoting gospel music.
Billboard reported that Netflix had ordered Pharrell Williams docuseries “Voices of Fire.” The series is said to explore Pharrell’s hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia. As a result of the project of building “one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs.”
The unscripted project “Voices of Fire” follows gospel leaders and Williams’ uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, the general overseer and founder of Faith World Ministries as they embark on a quest to find undiscovered talent in Hampton Roads.
“With the belief that diverse backstories can give their collective voice a greater meaning, the bishop and his team search for people of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds,” according to a description of the series.
The show was announced by the Williams at the Essence Festival over the weekend.
“Voices of Fire” will be produced by Williams’ multi-media creative collective, I Am Other, and A. Smith & Co, the company behind “Hell’s Kitchen” (FOX), the Emmy-nominated “American Ninja Warrior,” “The Titan Games” (NBC), and “Unsung (TV One).
News of the new series follows reports that Williams and “BlackAF” creator Kenya Barris are pursuing Netflix as the home for a Juneteenth-inspired musical.
Pharrell Williams Gospel choir show “Voices of Fire” is set to premiere on Netflix later this year.
The producer cum artist has also been featured in a collaboration with gospel musician Kirk Franklin for the song “123 Victory Remix.”
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