Disney has unloaded the trailer for Beyoncé’s visual album, Black Is King.
“This visual album from Beyoncé reimagines the lessons of The Lion King for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns. The film was in production for one year with a cast and crew that represent diversity and connectivity. The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity,” Disney writes.
— Disney (@Disney) July 19, 2020
“His ancestors help guide him toward his destiny, and with his father’s teachings and guidance from his childhood love, he earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne. These timeless lessons are revealed and reflected through Black voices of today, now sitting in their own power. Black Is King is an affirmation of a grand purpose, with lush visuals that celebrate Black resilience and culture. The film highlights the beauty of tradition and Black excellence,” Disney adds.
The film will feature Pharrell Williams, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o and many others. Black Is King will also feature contributions from directors like Meji Alabi, Joshua Kissi, Alexandre Moors and many others.
Black Is King will debut on July 31, 2020 on Disney+.