Netflix Juneteenth Musical In The Works From Pharrell And Kenya Barris

Virginian Pharrell has had a historic week, on Tuesday he took the stage with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to announce that Virginia would be recognizing Juneteenth as a state-wide paid holiday going forward. After the announcement Pharrell then took to twitter to prompt other states and territories to join in making the day that officially marked the end of slavery back in 1865 an official holiday. Saturday, Pharrell and long-time friend/collaborator Chad Hugo released a song honoring front line workers, and today it’s been announced that a Juneteenth musical for Netflix is in the works. The musical which producers Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams, who aim to celebrate the burgeoning holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States will not be the same as the previously discussed live musical rumored back in 2018. This also isn’t the first time Barris is on the frontline for Juneteenth, he has long lobbied for Juneteenth to be declared a national holiday, having used the Season 4 premiere of Black-ish to bring more attention to the important date. Stay tuned for more information regarding the musical soon.

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