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Netflix orders Pharrell Williams’ gospel music series ‘Voices of Fire’

Pharrell Williams brings gospel music to Netflix.

The “Happy” producer, songwriter and singer will star in the upcoming “Voices of Fire” series, which is set in his hometown of Hampton Roads, Virginia. The series follows Williams as he builds “one of the most inspiring gospel choirs in the world”, according to Netflix.

The series is set to premiere on Netflix later this year.

Here is the official description:

“Voices of Fire follows the hometown community of Pharrell Williams as they build one of the most inspiring gospel choirs in the world. Pharrell’s uncle and a highly respected musical genius in the area, Bishop Ezekiel Williams and his team of influential gospel leaders will venture into Hampton Roads to find unknown talent. Believing that diverse stories can give more meaning to their collective voice, the Bishop and his team will be looking for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.

“Voices of Fire” will be produced by A. Smith & Co. and I am OTHER. Williams and Mimi Valdés will serve as executive producers for I am OTHER, while Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton will serve as executive producers for A. Smith & Co. Bianca Barnes-Williams will also serve as executive producer.

Pharrell Williams and Bishop Ezekiel Williams announced the series on Sunday at the virtual Essence Festival.