Last year, Netflix announced a limited series about Madam C.J. Walker, executive produced by Octavia Spencer — who will be playing the titular character — and NBA legend, Lebron James. Now, it's been revealed that British-Nigerian actress, Carmen Ejogo is set to star.
Inspired by her great-great-granddaughter's book, On Her Own Ground, the four-part limited series, Madam C.J. Walker will tell the untold, culturally important and highly relevant story of the black hair care pioneer and how she became America’s first black, self-made female millionaire.
Ejogo (Selma, True Detective) has been cast to play Addie, a hairstylist and nemesis of Sarah Breedlove (Madam C.J. Walker). She is a savvy businesswoman herself, who parlays her good looks and social standing into a profitable African American hair care business.
Starring alongside Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Blair Underwood (When They See Us) and Kevin Carroll (The Leftovers), Ejogo is an incredible actress who elevates every role she plays, and we cannot wait to see her square off against Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer.
Madam C.J. Walker is set to premiere in 2020 on Netflix.