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Guess what’s coming to Neflix? Octavia Spencer and LeBron James’ limited series about pioneering Black beauty mogul, Madam C.J. Walker.
The news comes almost a year after it was first announced that Spencer would be teaming up with the NBA star’s production company, SpringHill Entertainment, to tell the untold story of one of America’s first self-made female millionaires.
In addition to Spencer starring as Walker, James is set to executive produce along with his company’s co-founder Maverick Carter, and Walker’s great-great- granddaughter A’Lelia Bundle will serve as a consultant on the series. The series will be based on Bundles’ book “On Her Own Ground.”
“It’s so exciting for all of us to keep building SpringHill, see it mature, and continue to find its voice. We are really focused on growing with authenticity and substance,” Carter said. “For us, this is totally about great stories and great partners. Partnering with Octavia to tell the story of Madam C.J. Walker is the ideal first project for SpringHill to take an important step into scripted drama.”
Netflix has not yet announced when the series will premiere, but let’s just say we cannot wait until it does.