Genius, artist, performer - Aretha Franklin's story like you've never seen it before

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Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha.
Cynthia Erivo in Genius: Aretha.
Photo: National Geographic

When producer Brian Grazer called Suzan-Lori Parks and told her that Aretha Franklin's story would be the third instalment of the National Geographic anthology Genius, she immediately said yes when she was asked if she wanted to be the showrunner.

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