Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, the story of America’s first female self-made millionaire, will debut 20 March 2020
DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION OF SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER
Directed by DEMane Davis, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker is an upcoming American drama web television limited series, based on the biography ‘On Her Own Ground A’Lelia Bundles’.
The restricted series is produced by SpringHill Entertainment and Wonder Street in collaboration with Warner Bros. TV is helmed by co-showrunners Elle Johnson and Janine Sherman Barrois, alongside author and co-official maker Nicole Jefferson Asher, coordinated by Kasi Lemmons and DeMane Davis, and official created by Jamal Henderson, Maverick Carter, Janine Sherman Barrois, Octavia Spencer, Elle Johnson, LeBron James, Mark Holder, Christine Holder and Kasi Lemmons.
THE CAST OF THE SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER
C.J.Walker and Tiffany Haddish will play her daughter, Lelia. Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin Addie Munroe; Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law; The four-part series will also feature Carmen Ejogo as Walker’s business rival, Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer, Freeman Ransom; and, Sweetness and Blair Underwood will portray Walker’s husband
THE STORY INFLUENCE BY HER OWN GROUND: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MADAM C. J. WALKER
The series is influenced by the book, on her own ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles. C. J. Walker defeated post- servitude racial and individual betrayals, sexual orientation prejudices, and business seriousness to build a historic brand that upset black hair care, as she reliably battled for cultural change.
Close by the underlying advancement declaration, it was affirmed that the series would star Octavia Spencer as Madam C. J. Walker. On August 6, 2019, it was accounted for that Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood, Garrett Morris, and Kevin Carroll had joined the cast. On August 21, 2019, Bill Bellamy was thrown in the miniseries. On October 15, 2019, Zahra Bentham and Mouna Traoré were cast in repeating roles.