Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congratulations goes out to Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer. She is teaming up with NBA star LeBron James to produce a limited series on the life and legacy of hair and beauty icon Madam C.J. Walker.
According to S&A, the upcoming Netflix series is based on the book On Her Own Ground and focuses on how Walker became America’s first black self-made millionaire and black hair care pioneer.
Janine Sherman Barrois of Claws will serve as showrunner along with Elle Johnson and the series is being written by Nicole Asher. Black Nativity‘s Kasi Lemmons is directing the first episode and is also serving as executive producer.
The series is also being executive produced by Spencer and James along with Maverick Carter, Mark Holder and Christine Holder for Zero Gravity.
Photo Credit: Madam C.J. Walker Theatre