‘Genius: Aretha’ has received a new release date.
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National Geographic‘s ‘Genius’ anthology series is to celebrate Aretha Franklin‘s life, mind and legacy and sees Cynthia Erivo portray her.
Unfortunately, the outbreak of Covid-19 has forced producers to postpone work on production.
It was set for release on Memorial Day but is now expected to miss out on competing in the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this September, as the eligibility deadline for the ceremony is May 31, 2020.
Its creatives released this statement…
We look forward to resuming work as soon as is possible and safe, and at that time will announce a new premiere date for later this year.We cannot wait to let Aretha’s voice sing, and in the words of the Queen herself, ‘Being the Queen is not all about singing, and being a diva is not all about singing. It has much to do with your service to people. And your social contributions to your community and your civic contributions as well.’ In that spirit, we wish all of our viewers well in these challenging times, particularly those who are working in our communities to keep us all safe.