ABC’s limited series “Women of the Movement” was announced as a six-episode event that will air in three parts beginning THURSDAY, JAN. 6 (8:00-10:00p.m. EST), for three consecutive weeks about the life of Mamie Till-Mobley.
The series is based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risked her life to find justice after her son Emmett Till was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Her fight became a strong point in the civil rights movement as she became a notable activist.
The “Women Of The Movement” series will include the Tony® Award winner for Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Adrienne Warren, starring as Mamie Till-Mobley. The critically acclaimed cast will also include 1992 Tony® Award winner for Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Tonya Pinkins, as Alma; Cedric Joe as Emmett Till; Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley; Emmy® Award winner Glynn Turman as Mose Wright; Chris Coy as J.W. Milam; Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant and Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant.
“Women of the Movement” is produced by Kapital Entertainment and created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., Dr. Marvel Parker, Ms. Ollie Gordon and Christopher Benson serve as consultants for the series. Executive producers are Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann (Kapital Entertainment), Shawn Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith (Roc Nation), Will Smith and James Lassiter (Westbrook), Rosanna Grace (Serendipity Group Inc.), Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton (Middleton Media Group), David Clark (Mazo Partners) and Gina Prince-Bythewood. The first episode is written by Marissa Jo Cerar and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Tina Mabry, Julie Dash and Kasi Lemmons also serve as directors on the limited series.