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Genius: Arethra: Finished Production to Release on Nat Geo

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Genius: Arethra Updates: Coronavirus stopped the shooting and delayed the scheduled release dates of almost every big project of this year and also the coming year. 

But however, many series and movies have successfully finished the shooting amid the lockdown. Among all of them, there is Genius: Aretha, the third part of the National Geographic’s anthology series, The production was wrapped in Atlanta.

The team uploaded photos on Instagram of celebrating the occasion. The photos featured Cynthia Erivo as music icon Aretha Franklin as well as executive producer/showrunner Suzan-Lori Parks, who sent the cast and crew a welcome-back letter the day the series started production again last month, and executive producer-director Anthony Hemingway.

Genius Aretha, about the amazing “Chain of Fools” vocalist, had shot 5 1/2 episodes of its eight-episode request when creation shut down mid-March in the midst of the rising Covid flare-up.

After fourteen days, Nat Geo deferred the debut of the show, initially scheduled for May 25, for the near future. A mid-2021 presentation had been viewed as an almost certain situation given the protracted pandemic-related rest, and that has now been affirmed.

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Genius: Aretha, from Imagine Television and Touchstone TV, is slated to debut before the Aretha Franklin film biopic Respect, featuring Jennifer Hudson, whose release is newly pushed to August 2021.

After broad prep work, Genius: Aretha restarted production on October 1 in Atlanta. After three weeks, the shooting stopped for several days after a side actor tested positive for Covid-19, an issue numerous projects tackle in the midst of another influx of contaminations.

Genius: Arethra Cast and Characters

The wrap on the eight-episode arrangement comes close to 12 months subsequent to the shooting that began last December.

Genius: Aretha is named as the first-historically speaking, complete and just approved scripted limited series on the life of the Queen of Soul. Erivo stars as Franklin, collaborated by Courtney B. Vance, Malcolm Barrett, Patrice Covington, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaian Jordan, Marque Richardson, Pauletta Washington, Steven Norfleet, and Omar J. Dorsey. T.I., Antonique Smith, and Tina Fears are repeating.

Hemingway is the director and Parks is the showrunner. Envision’s Brian Grazer and Ron Howard just as Clive Davis and Atlantic Records Chairman and CEO Craig Kallman likewise are the executive producers.

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