Netflix Just Released First Looks of Octavia Spencer As Madam C.J. Walker


January 3, 2020

This is gonna be good!

The new Netflix series based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker just released first look photos of Octavia Spencer as the hair care mogul via Twitter. 

“Y’all I’m so excited for this incredible story!! Here’s a first look at “Self Made: Inspired by The Life of Madam C.J. Walker,” starring @octaviaspencer, @BlairUnderwood, @TiffanyHaddish, @carmenejogo, and so many more!,” Netflix tweeted from their Strong Black Lead account. 




Earlier this year, the limited series, produced by Lebron James’ Springhill Entertainment in partnership with Spencer, announced its all star cast with Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) at the helm directing. 

The Self Made series is based on the book On Her Own Ground by Walker’s great-great-grandaughter, A’Lelia Bundles. The series follows Walker through trials and tribulations as she works to build her hair care empire, eventually becoming the first self-made Black millionaire. 

The four-part limited series is set to premiere March 20th on Netflix.


Photo Courtesy of Netflix @StrongBlackLead/Twitter

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