Kelly Rowland To Star As Gladys Knight In New “Soul Train” Series For BET
When we talk about potential roles Kelly Rowland could play, two women’s names always come up. Donna Summer and Gladys Knight. And in the new trailer for BET’s new series, American Soul. The trailer for the new series aired during the Soul Train Awards.
Leading the cast is Sinqua Walls as Don Cornelius, the man with the vision for “Soul Train.” Other cast members include Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Christopher Jefferson, Katlyn Nichol and Jelani Winston. And Rowland who will guest star as Gladys Knight.
The 10-episode series will be produced by Jesse Collins, the same man who put together the New Edition movie and the Bobby Brown Story. It will highlight the trials and triumphs of Cornelius, the “Soul Train” dancers, crew and musicians in Hollywood during the 1970s against the iconic nature of a show that spread and shaped the way the world viewed African American entertainers, community and the culture.
In addition to Collins, Tony Cornelius, Don’s son, will co-executive produce along with Andy Horne.
You can watch the teaser for the series in the video below.