First Look: Wayne Brady As Little Richard In BET’s ‘American Soul’

BET International has released two first look images of Wayne Brady (How I Met Your Mother, The Bold And The Beautiful) in character as Little Richard from this week’s episode of American Soul.

American Soul chronicles the struggle to make the dream of Soul Train come true. It is set in the early 1970’s and reveals what it took to launch the first nationally-syndicated Black music show and what happened when the music stopped. Battles with record labels for top talent, off-camera drama as young dancers vie for the spotlight, stand in the way of a 30-something Don Cornelius who is sacrificing all that he loves to follow his dream.

The ten episode drama series stars Sinqua Walls (Power, The Breaks), Kelly Price (Grammy®-nominated singer), Jason Dirden (Greenleaf), Iantha Richardson (This is Us), Katlyn Nichol, Jelani Winston, Christopher Jefferson. Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Bobby Brown, K. Michelle, Gabrielle Dennis and McKinley Freeman guest star. Devon Gregory and Jonathan Price are the co-creators and co-showrunners.

Gregory and Price also serve as executive producers alongside Jesse Collins and Tony Cornelius. In this week’s episode Don is forced into a complicated situation when Little Richard (Brady) threatens to not perform on the show. The Clarke family crashes over their new house guest. Gerald fights for his survival against a rival gangster.

Check out the first look images below:

Episode 6 of American Soul airs this Thursday (March 14th) on BET International (Sky 194/Virgin 184/ Freesat 140) at 10pm.