Nat Geo has announced that the release of Genius: Aretha starring Cynthia Erivo will be delayed until the fall. The limited series was initially slated to hit the small screen this month, but was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the series has been pushed back to an undisclosed date.
Genius: Aretha is billed as a once in a lifetime television event. As the only authorized limited series chronicling the Queen of Soul, the series has garnered the attention of the world at large.
Erivo is set to play the show’s lead role of Aretha Franklin. Joining Erivo, Courtney B. Vance, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Malcolm Barrett and Clifford “T.I.” will appear throughout the series. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer will executive produce the series.
Nat Geo will release an official premiere date for the show in the coming months.