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Women of the Movement - Adrienne Warren To Star In ABC Limited Series


Adrienne Warren, fresh off herTony nomination for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, is set to headline ABC’s The Women of the Movement. This marks the first casting in the project, from creator/writer Marissa Jo Cerar and a producing team that includes Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan.

The six-episode limited series, set to premiere in 2021, centers on Mamie Till-Mobley (Warren), who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till.

After the brutal murder of her son in the Jim Crow South, Mamie (Warren), a soft-spoken young mother in Chicago, put her own life on the line to seek justice in his name. Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world’s stage, and as a result ignited the civil rights movement as we know it today.

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