Pharrell Williams is returning to his home state of Virginia to assemble “one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs” as part of his new Netflix docu-series, Voices of Fire.
Williams announced the new series yesterday, during an appearance at this year’s virtual Essence Festival. The show will reportedly follow Williams’ and his uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, in their hometown community in Hampton Roads, VA, as they assemble local talent of all ages and backgrounds.
Williams will co-executive produce the show, which will premiere on the streaming service later this year. Meanwhile, he and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris are in talks with Netflix to develop a musical film about the history of Juneteenth.