BET Sets Season 2 Premiere for ‘American Soul’ – Watch the Trailer


Season 2 of American Soul is set to premiere later this month with several famous faces portraying musicians from the 1970s, BET announced Tuesday.

The new season will feature Grammy Award-winning performers Big Boi and Melanie Fiona. Also set to appear are R&B singer-songwriter Ledisi, Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne”), London Brown (“Ballers”), Darius McCrary (“Family Matters,” “Transformers”), Tone Bell (“Little,” “Fam”) Yung Joc (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”), D.C. Young Fly (“Wild N ’Out,” “The New Edition Story”), Christopher B. Duncan (“Black Lightning”), Kearran Giovanni (“Major Crimes,” “Black Lightning”), Alex Ball (“NCIS”) and Hudson Thames (“Malibu Country”).

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The series chronicles the life of Soul Train creator Don Cornelius and the impact of his iconic dance series on African-American culture.

In season 2, the period drama picks up two years later in 1975. As Don becomes a rising star, he continues to manage an assortment of spectacular talent that comes to his show, a complicated family life, failing personal health, and perhaps most importantly, his ego.

The eight-episode season features Sinqua Walls who plays a young Don Cornelius. Series regulars also include Kelly Price, Jason Dirden, Iantha Richardson, Katlyn Nichol, and Christopher Jefferson.

The series is executive produced by Jesse Collins, Jonathan Prince, Tony Cornelius, and Judith McCreary. McCreary also serves as the series showrunner.

Season 2 of American Soul premieres on Wednesday, May 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.