The Making of Genius: Aretha Part II

The Making of Genius: Aretha Part II

Executive producers Brian Grazer and Suzan-Lori Parks join host Stacey Wilson Hunt to discuss National Geographic's Genius: Aretha. Considered by many to be geniuses in their own right, Suzan-Lori and Brian explain how the third season of the Emmy-winning Genius series was developed, from deciding to tell the story of "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, to writing, casting of Cynthia Erivo and other key roles, the music and production.

Listen Now: Genius: Aretha" Part 2 – Behind the Scenes with Producers Brian Grazer and Suzan-Lori Parks

Anthony Hemingway (L), Executive Producer and Director, with Suzan-Lori Parks, Executive Producer, Writer and Showrunner of GENIUS: ARETHA. (Credit: National Geographic/Richard DuCree)

L to R: Suzan-Lori Parks, Anthony Hemingway and Brian Grazer on the set of National Geographic's GENIUS: ARETHA. (Credit: National Geographic/Richard DuCree)

L to R: Brian Grazer, Suzan-Lori Parks and Anthony Hemingway outside Fame Studios for National Geographic's GENIUS: ARETHA. (Credit: National Geographic/Richard DuCree)

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