The six-episode series will center on Mamie Till-Mobley and her fight to get justice for son Emmett Till, a 14-year old who was lynched in the Jim Crow South in 1955. It will be based on the book “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement” by Devery S. Anderson.
Marissa Jo Cerar will write the series and serve as showrunner. Gina Prince-Bythewood” will direct the first episode.
Warren is coming off a Best Actress in a Musical Tony nomination for her celebrated performance as Tina Turner in “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.”
“Women of the Movement,” which also counts Jay-Z and Will Smith as executive producers, was initially developed as an anthology — with a second season to potentially focus on Rosa Parks. Along with Jay-Z and Smith,