The four-part Madam CJ Walker limited series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, will debut on Netflix on March 20, 2020.

In a new Netflix behind-the-scenes video, the cast, producers and writers of the Octavia Spencer-led series reveal how they brought the real-life tale to the big screen.

The description: Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix original series brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, 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.

Also starring in the series: Blair Underwood as her husband C.J. Walker, Tiffany Haddish as her daughter Lelia, Carmen Ejogo as Walker’s business rival Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris as Walker’s father-in-law, Kevin Carroll as her longtime lawyer Freeman Ransom and Bill Bellamy as Ransom’s cousin, Sweetness.

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The project is produced by LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment and Wonder Street in association with Warner Bros. Television. The co-showrunners are Elle Johnson and Janine Sherman Barrois. Nicole Jefferson Asher is the writer and co-executive producer. Kasi Lemmons and DeMane Davis direct the series. Barrois, Johnson, James, Maverick Carter, Spencer, Mark Holder, Christine Holder, Lemmons and Jamal Henderson executive produce.



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