Netflix is kicking off 2020 on the good foot as they have set a premiere date and released the first look “Self Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam C.J. Walker.”
The highly-anticipated limited series starring Octavia Spencer will premiere on March 20, 2020.
In the series, Oscar-winning actress Spencer stars as Sarah Breedlove, known as Madam C.J. Walker, the black hair care pioneer and mogul who overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and family challenges to become America’s first black, female self-made millionaire.
The series is inspired 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. Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.
The limited series is executive produced by Octavia Spencer, LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Janine Sherman Barrois, Elle Johnson, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Kasi Lemmons, and Jamal Henderson.
Get into the newly-released first look photos of Octavia as Madam C.J. Walker.
I cannot wait!
Photos courtesy of Netflix.