Futó sorozat 2017.04 - 2018.06 | 60 perc @National Geographic Channel, US
Alkotó: Kenneth Biller, Noah Pink
Antonio Banderas (Pablo Picasso), Cynthia Erivo (Aretha Franklin), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Carolyn Franklin), Courtney B. Vance (C.L. Franklin), Patrice Covington (Erma Franklin), David Cross (Jerry Wexler), Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Ruth Bowen), Shaian Jordan (Little Re), Malcolm Barrett (Ted White), És a többiek
Geoffrey Rush (Albert Einstein), Emily Watson (Elsa Einstein), Samantha Colley (Mileva Maric), Richard Topol (Fritz Haber), Johnny Flynn (Young Albert Einstein), Ralph Brown (Max Planck), Jon Fletcher (Marcel Grossmann), Alex Rich (Young Pablo Picasso), Clémence Poésy (Francoise Gilot), Sebastian Roché (Emile Gilot), Robert Sheehan (Carlos Casagemas), Poppy Delevingne (Marie-Thérèse Walter), Aisling Franciosi (Fernande Olivier), Michael McElhatton (Dr. Philipp Lenard),
Desperate for a hit, Aretha travels to Muscle Shoals in 1967 to record her first album with Atlantic Records. After suffering the loss of her surrogate mother, Little Re braves her first solo in 1953, in her father's, C.L. Franklin, church.
Struggling to find her sound, Aretha catches the attention of Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1966. Meanwhile, Little Re has her first touring experience on the Gospel Circuit in 1954 with C.L. Franklin and meets her idol, Clara Ward.
Aretha juggles her music career and her commitment to the civil rights movement, led by Martin Luther King Jr., in 1967 and 1968. Meanwhile, Little Re leaves behind her newborn child to return to the Gospel Circuit in 1955, meeting with music legends James Cleveland and Little Sammie Bryant.
Aretha is featured on the cover of Time Magazine in 1968, but she's devastated when the article focuses on the scandalous details of her personal life. Barbara Franklin and Young C.L. Franklin struggle to establish themselves in Memphis in 1941, before Little Re is born.
Aretha, inspired by Angela Davis and the Soledad Brothers, records her protest album "Young, Gifted and Black" in 1970. Despite Jerry Wexler's uncertainty, the album is a success. Barbara Franklin makes a decision that has a devastating effect on Little Re in 1951.
Aretha records her best-selling live Gospel album "Amazing Grace" in 1972 at New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, ignoring her sibling's pleas to record instead at New Bethel with their father, C.L. Franklin. Little Re discovers that she's pregnant with her second child, forcing her to leave school. While pregnant, she records her first album at New Bethel in 1956.
As the Queen of Soul enters the age of disco, Aretha will do anything to remain relevant - including stealing an opportunity from her sister Carolyn. She receives a GRAMMY nomination but is ultimately snubbed from winning the award. While at the ceremony, she meets with Arista founder Clive Davis. Meanwhile, Jerry Wexler leaves Atlantic Records, and he and Aretha part ways.
Despite significant emotional losses, including a second divorce and the death of her father in 1984, Aretha pushes herself artistically and triumphs. She begins a successful career at Arista, with the help of Clive Davis, and in an unforgettable GRAMMY performance in 1998, she solidifies her eternal reign as the Queen of Soul.