OCTAVIA SPENCER TO STAR AS BLACK PIONEER MADAM CJ WALKER IN NETFLIX SERIES

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Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will executive produce and star in s Netflix series about the first black, self-made female millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker. 

 

 

The eight-episode limited series, which hails from SpringHill Entertainment, Zero Gravity and Warner Bros. Television, will detail the untold and highly irreverent story of Sarah Breedlove, a black hair care pioneer known as Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America's first black, self-made female millionaire. The project is based on the book On Her Own Ground by A'Lelia Bundles. 

 

 

Also exec producing alongside Spencer are LeBron James and Maverick Carter through SpringHill Entertainment and Mark Holder and Christine Holder through Zero Gravity.