Netflix is teaming up with Pharrell Williams on a new unscripted project. The streaming giant has ordered docu-series, Voices of Fire, that will explore the singer’s hometown community of Hampton Roads, Virginia as it builds one of the world’s most inspiring gospel choirs.
Voices of Fire will premiere on the streaming service later in 2020, Williams announced Sunday at the virtual Essence Festival.
“Pharrell’s uncle and a well-respected musical genius in the area, Bishop Ezekiel Williams and his core team of influential gospel leaders will venture out into Hampton Roads to find undiscovered talent,” Netflix said of the series.
“With the belief that diverse backstories can give their collective voice a greater meaning, the Bishop and his team will be searching for people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds.”
Voices of Fire marks Netflix’s latest endeavor in music competition-like programming, following Rhythm + Flow with Chance the Rapper, Cardi B and T.I. A second season of that series will premiere in 2021 with the judges joined by Snoop Dogg, Quavo and DJ Khaled.