American singer and fashion designer Pharrell Williams can now add the title of director and producer to his lengthy resumé. This week, it was announced that the 47-year-old would return to his hometown of Virginia to assemble “one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs” as part of a new docu-series dubbed, ‘Voices of Fire’.
Set to hit Netflix later this year, the plans for the forthcoming show was revealed at a virtual Essence Festival. The series will follow Williams and his uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams as they look to build one of the most diverse Gospel Choirs across all ages and background in Hampton Roads, VA.
Happy Sunday! Excited to announce Voices of Fire, a new docuseries that follows @Pharrell's hometown community as it builds one of the world’s most inspiring and diverse gospel choirs. Only on Netflix later this year! pic.twitter.com/YvPGuTTpd4
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 5, 2020
The move further reveals Netflix’ offering of diverse content not only in genre but in unique storytelling. Williams will co-executive produce Voices of Fire. The ‘Happy’ star is also in talks with Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and Netflix on developing a new music film on the history of Juneteenth.
Stay tuned for further developments.