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Disney Plus Previews Beyoncé's 'Black is King' Visual Album; Offers 'Hamilton' Video Teaser

Disney Plus Sunday offered a first look at music star Beyoncé's new Black is King visual music album as well as a new sneak peek video of its upcoming Hamilton premiere.  

Black is King, which premieres July 31 on the streaming service. reimagines the lessons of The Lion King as it portrays families throughout time in a tale about a young king’s transcendent journey through betrayal, love and self-identity, said Disney Plus officials. The production is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift.

Hamilton, based on the Tony-winning Broadway play, will debut on Disney Plus this Friday (July 3), said service officials.

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.