The rock bank Queen announced an exclusive series with 50 weekly episodes in honor of the group’s 50th anniversary. In 1971 the band was officially formed with bassist John Deacon coming in as the final piece, joining frontman extraordinaire Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, and Roger Taylor on drums. The first episode of “Queen The Greatest,” the new project, will be available on Queen’s official YouTube channel beginning March 19, 2021, and the series continue until March of next year.
“Queen The Greatest” chronologically celebrates key moments in the group’s history, from their early performances that stunned audiences with their combination of pounding rock beats and Mercury’s flamboyant stage presence and unmatched classically-trained voice and range, to the more recent collaboration with Adam Lambert.
Each weekly episode promises to tell the story of Queen from its early days to the present, and featuring rare and never-before-seen moments and video of the band. Viewers are essentially being given a backstage pass to go behind the scenes to watch the evolution of the band starting out playing small London venues before they were soon filling stadiums to capacity across the world.
Freddie Mercury and Queen were profiled in the hit movie Bohemian Rhapsody which starred Rami Malek — Malek who won a best actor Oscar for his performance as Mercury. “Queen The Greatest” promises to reveal more of the singer and the band for devoted fans.