ABC has finally revealed the first teaser for the upcoming historical drama miniseries titled Women of the Movement, centering around the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight against the injustice and inhumane death of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till, who was lynched by white supremacists in the Jim Crow-era South. The six-episode limited series is scheduled to premiere, starting on Thursday, January 6, for three consecutive weeks.
The video, which you can check out below along with the poster, gives us a preview of Tony winner Adrienne Warren’s leading performance as a courageous mother seeking justice for her son which greatly impacted the Civil Rights movement.
His life made her a mother. His death made her a fighter. An ABC Limited Series #WomenOfTheMovement premieres Thursday Jan 6 and Stream on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/NhqwKWhuyx
— Women of the Movement (@WomenOfMovement) October 21, 2021
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Women of the Movement is created and executive produced by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as the showrunner. The miniseries stars Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley, Tonya Pinkins, as Alma, Cedric Joe as Emmett Till, Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley, Glynn Turman as Mose Wright, Chris Coy as J.W. Milam, Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant, and Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant.
“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 was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South,” reads the synopsis. “Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world’s stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today.”
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Women of the Movement is a production by Kapital Entertainment, with Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., Dr. Marvel Parker, Ms. Ollie Gordon, and Christopher Benson serving as consultants. The historical drama is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tina Mabry, Julie Dash, and Kasi Lemmons.
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.
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