Pharrell Williams announces new gospel-themed Netflix series

FILE - Pharrell Williams performs on stage during Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Diamond Ball)

WASHINGTON (SBG) - In its latest venture, Netflix is teaming up with rap and producer legend Pharrell Williams on a new unscripted project.

Pharrell will be executive producing and appearing in an unscripted Netflix series titled "Voices of Fire," about his efforts to build “one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs.” The docu-series will follow the singer's hometown community of Hampton Roads, Virginia, along its journey to gospel choir fame.

“Pharrell’s uncle and a well-respected musical genius in the area, Bishop Ezekiel Williams and his core team of influential gospel leaders will venture out into Hampton Roads to find undiscovered talent,” Netflix told the Hollywood Reporter.

Voices of Fire was announced at Essence Festival on July 5 and will be produced by A. Smith & Co. and i am OTHER.

“With the belief that diverse backstories can give their collective voice a greater meaning, the Bishop and his team will be searching for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.”

Pharrell Williams has reportedly also been in talks with Netflix to join "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris in creating a Juneteenth musical for the streaming giant. Voices of Fire is set to premiere on Netflix later in 2020.

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