Inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of a young, ambitious and troubled impresario Don Cornelius, season two of 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 shaky family life, personal health and perhaps most importantly, his own ego. While Don has found some success in his new show, he still struggles with gaining white America’s respect in viewership and sales.
Season two of “AMERICAN SOUL” will premiere on BET Wednesday, May 27 at 10 PM.
“AMERICAN SOUL” features a cast of multi-talented actors including Sinqua Wallswho stars as a young Don Cornelius. Season two series regulars also include Kelly Price as Brianne Clarke, Jason Dirden as Gerald Aims, Iantha Richardson as Tessa Lorraine, Katlyn Nichol as Simone Clarke and Christopher Jefferson as Jeffrey “JT” Tucker.
The new season features dynamic guest stars portraying some of the most prolific musicians and visionaries of the era. Big Boi as George Clinton, Ledisi as Patti LaBelle, Melanie Fiona as Chaka Khan, Demetria McKinney as June Pointer, London Brown as Bootsy Collins, Darius McCrary as James Brown, Tone Bell as Richard Pryor, Yung Joc as Gary Shider, D.C. Young Fly as Sly Stone, Christopher B. Duncan as Ray Bradley, Alex Ball as Dick Clark, and Hudson Thames as Elton John will lend their talents throughout the season.
Recurring guest stars include Perri Camper as Delores Cornelius, James Devoti as Brooks Donald and Kearran Giovanni as Ruby Daniels.
Produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, season two of “AMERICAN SOUL” is executive produced by Jesse Collins, Jonathan Prince, Tony Cornelius, and Judith McCreary. McCreary also serves as the series showrunner.
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