Beyoncé’s highly anticipated new project, Black Is King has arrived on Disney+.
Black is King, a visual album based on last year’s alternative “soundtrack” to The Lion King titled The Gift, and it’s a reimagining of the lessons of The Lion King “for today’s young kings and queens in search of their own crowns,” Disney said.
The visual album will tell the story of “a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity.”
With the help from his father and his ancestors, the king is guided toward his destiny and “earns the virtues needed to reclaim his home and throne.” It is being described as “a celebratory memoir for the world on the Black experience.”
The 24-time Grammy winner previously described “Black Is King” as “a labor of love.”
Black Is King includes a cast of notable and familiar faces, such Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, Pharrell Williams and JAY-Z, and moves across the world — New York, Los Angeles, South Africa, West Africa, London and Belgium — to capture the performances of actors and dancers as they appear in varied tableaus.