Netflix has offered some important news about the development of one of their most highly anticipated series. The streaming platform announced that the Octavia Spencer led miniseries, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, will be released on March 20th 2020. In addition, Netflix revealed the first images from the series.
Octavia Spencer will star as Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker. Walker is best known as the beauty industry mogul who became the first Black woman self-made millionaire in U.S. history. Joining Spencer, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Bellamy, Carmen Ejogo and others will appear through the four-part miniseries.
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! The 4-part series limited series debuts 3/20 on @netflix! pic.twitter.com/xOhm4MFeYU
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) January 2, 2020
Behind the scenes, SpringHill Entertainment and Wonder Street will produce the series. Spencer will also join LeBron James and Maverick Carter as executive producers. Leading the way, Kasi Lemmons and DeMane Davis will direct the series.
Check out the first images from the series above and stay tuned for an official trailer in the coming weeks.