Known for her roles in “The Help,” “Hidden Figures” and “The Shape of Water,” Octavia Spencer is bringing the story of one of America’s first self-made female millionaires, the hair mogul Madam C.J. Walker to life. With the help of Netflix, the 8-part series will discover the personal life of Walker as described in A’Lelia Bundles’ novel “On Her Own Ground” a book based on the life of Walker.
Netflix has stated that freshly signed Los Angeles Laker, LeBron James will produce the series as well as Bundles, Walker’s great-granddaughter who too had hands in creating this project.
Walker’s life hasn’t been told like this on a platform of the size of Netflix but has been referenced in numerous movies including Queen Latifah’s ‘Beauty Shop.’ Helping many to focus on the struggles Walker faced as a female business owner of color, it will navigate viewers through Walker’s upbringing, marriage and what pushed her to become the entrepreneur that helped set the trend for the hair and beauty industry that has become one of the world’s most dominating markets ever since.
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Source: Variety https://variety.com/2017/film/news/octavia-spencer-lebron-james-tv-series-madam-cj-walker-1202523509/