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Netflix Orders Gospel Docuseries ‘Voices of Fire’

The Focus is on the Singer's Uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams

Netflix has greenlit Pharrell Williams docuseries “Voices of Fire,” which will follow the singer’s uncle, Bishop Ezekiel Williams, a well-respected musical genius in the area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The unscripted series will center around the town, as it builds one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs.

The logline: The bishop and his core team of influential gospel leaders will venture out into Hampton Roads to find undiscovered talent, and with the belief that diverse backstories can give their collective voice a greater meaning, the group will be searching for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

Pharrell, who will appear on camera, will serve as an executive producer through his multi-media company, I Am Other. Mimi Valdés of I Am Other will also serve as an executive producer with Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. along with Bianca Barnes-Williams.

Pharrell Williams is also in the early stages of a deal with Kenya Barris and Netflix on a live musical about Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.