We all love musical dramas do we not? Soulful beats thrill and make our hearts dance coupled with the drama of an amazing television series, and that’s exactly how we can define the hit American musical drama called American Soul.
American Soul Season 3 Release Date
The show premiered on small screens on February 5, 2019, on BET, and the response from the audience as well. Due to its reception and growing fan base, the show was renewed for a second season within two months of its release, much to its fans’ excitement. The second season of the musical drama was released on May 27, 2020.
Devon Greggory and Jonathan Prince created the crowd’s favorite musical series, which ran an average running time of 50 minutes with a total of 18 episodes from both seasons. The first season spans the first two seasons of the variety show Soul Train i.e. 1971 to 1973, and we see a time jump of two years in the second season which picks up from the year 1975. With glowing IMDB ratings of 7 out of 10 and a 78% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, the show is a must-watch for all.
American Soul Season 3 Prequel Explained
Set in the 1970s, a time when Hollywood and the world of music and dance were experiencing their peak, it is based on the many soulful and talented musicians with the longest-running musical and dance variety show and a crowd favorite as its rich background- i.e. the Soul Train. The iconic Soul Train was one of the biggest factors in how the African American people and their culture were viewed by the audience worldwide.
Soul Train was one of the best variety shows of its time and deserves the place it holds in the history of iconic variety shows. So it was granted that a show based on the variety show will have a lot riding on its shoulders and American Soul has managed to exceed expectations. It transports people back in time to the ’70s. The soulful musical drama tells us the story of Don Cornelius who was the show host and his band of musicians and crew of dancers and their eventful lives. The portrayal of music and dance history in the drama has managed to steal the audience’s hearts and nods of approval from critics.
American Soul Season 3 Plot
Balancing work, especially when fame comes into the equation with, and your family is hard, and the show depicts the struggles of Don as he sets out to do just that. Passion for what he is doing is often in conflict with his health which is deteriorating and salvaging familial relations in a very toxic family.
Apart from that, he tries to break stereotypes by not only inviting black people to his show but also making them permanent artists- musicians and singers on his iconic show. This charm of African American representation on the small screens in the 1970s by the Soul Train show adds another reason why the show American Soul is a must-watch for people who want to understand that era’s socio-political issues and learn more about the music industry of the ’70s.
American Soul Season 3 Cast
Being an ensemble, the show makes all its characters shine and delivers some powerful and stellar acting from the cast which makes up the backbone of the show with an amazing script. The talented Sinqua Walls plays the creator of Soul Train, Don Cornelius. The star-studded cast of the show also includes actors like Jason Dirden who plays Gerald Aims, Iantha Richardson starring as Tessa Loraine, Kelly Prince who plays Brianne Clark, and Christopher Jefferson as Jeffery Tucker or JT., as he’s known.
The talented Katlyn Nichol stars Simone Clark and Christopher B. Duncan as Ray Bradley; both of them along with the other actors of the show breathe life into the characters of the show. The talented actors manage to do justice to their respective roles and are one of the major reasons of the success of the show.
American Soul Season 3 Trailer
The end of season 2 saw fans all over-eager for a new season. Recipient of positive and glowing feedback from the viewers and the critics alike, fans await renewal with bated breath. They expect the main leads from seasons 1 and 2 to reprise their roles and learn more about the show that Don created and all those around him. Rumors are afloat that hint positively at a renewal of the American Soul, and fans need not panic.
The new season might hit the small screens later this year, around September or October, although no official statement for renewal has been made. Still, fans hope for one and hopefully, their prayers will be answered soon with the news and a trailer. Until then, fans can re-watch the two seasons which have already been released to brush up on the story of Soul Train and those who have yet to watch it, can stream the series.
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