Sinqua Walls Set to Star as Don Cornelius in American Soul

It's official — this new series is about to be litty.


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Stop The Presses! - Former The Breaks star Sinqua Walls is is going to play a young Don Cornelius (creator of Soul Train) in BET’s upcoming drama series, American Soul. (Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)


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Star Power - Walls starred in the period music drama The Breaks as well as the Starz drama Power and Clint Eastwood’s feature 15:17 To Paris. (Photo: Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)


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Multi-faceted - He’s also known for his key recurring role as Sir Lancelot in Once Upon A Time. Walls will next be seen in a starring role opposite Angela Basset in the upcoming Netflix film Otherhood. (Photo: Jenny Anderson/WireImage)


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Origin Story - The show will follow Don Cornelius in a 10-episode series that is inspired by the personal trials and professional successes of the young, ambitious and troubled impresario. (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)


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The Untold Story - The series is described as an unflinching look at the entrepreneur, his Soul Train dancers, crew and musicians in an unforgiving Hollywood in the 1970s. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)


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Patiently Waiting - While a premiere date has not been set, we are eager to see the life and the legacy of Don Cornelius on screen in the very near future — stay tuned! (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)