UPDATE April 8, 2019:
Well, it's official. Netflix will premiere Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé on April 17, and we now have the actual trailer to prove it. "This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé's celebrated 2018 Coachella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement," reads the description on Netflix.
In the footage we see Bey preparing for the performance with various teams of dancers and musicians as a Maya Angelou voice-over plays. "What I really want to do is be a representative of my race, of the human race," Angelou says. "I have a chance to show how kind we can be, how intelligent and generous we can be. I have a chance to teach and to love and to laugh, and I know that when I'm finished doing what I'm sent here to do, I will be called home. And I will go home without any fear or trepidation or wonder what happened."
"Tell the truth. To yourself first, and to the children."
Yes, Blue Ivy makes an appearance—crushing some choreography with her mom. And, of course, Jay-Z is in the mix along with the couple's adorable twins, Rumi and Sir.
Watch the full trailer below:
Netflix sent Beyoncé fans into a frenzy on Sunday (April 7) after the streaming giant tweeted out a promotional graphic for an upcoming project called Homecoming. Though there's no other information available so far besides the title and a release date of April 17, the Beyhive immediately started to draw connections between the project and the Lemonade singer. Let's break it down.
There are also quite a few other clues to suggest fans are on the right track, including the timing of the release date. The alleged new doc premieres right after this year’s first Coachella weekend, which is scheduled April 12 to 14. Second, Us Weekly reported earlier this month that the singer is working on a new album and a Netflix special, with sources saying the project "will be tied to her Coachella 2018 performance.” Her two set dates last year were April 14 and 21; a release date of April 17 would fall pretty squarely between the one-year anniversary of those two performances.
Her showstopping Coachella set, quickly nicknamed "Beychella," was widely interpreted as an homage to the HCBU experience, as well as to black fraternities and their traditions. It also featured a Destiny's Child reunion and performances with her sister Solange Knowles and Bey's husband Jay Z. Beyoncé also made history as the first black woman to headline the festival.
At least one fan account is sure it has it nailed, theorizing that the special will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at how her performances came together.
And Twitter being Twitter, it's safe to say the Beyhive is collectively losing its mind over this rumored documentary drop: