Women of the Movement teaser sets date for ABC’s Emmett Till miniseries


ABC has finally revealed the first teaser for the upcoming landmark drama miniseries titled Women of the Movement, centered on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight against injustice and the inhumane death of her 14-year-old son Emmett Till, who was lynched by white supremacists in the southern Jim Crow era. The six-episode limited series is scheduled to air from Thursday, January 6 for three consecutive weeks.

The video, which you can watch below along with the poster, gives us a glimpse into Tony winner Adrienne Warren’s flagship performance as a brave mother seeking justice for her son, which has had a huge impact on the civil rights movement.

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Women of the Movement is created and produced by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as showrunner. The miniseries stars Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley, Tonya Pinkins as Alma, Cedric Joe as Emmett Till, Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley, Glynn Turman as Mose Wright, Chris Coy as JW Milam, Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant and Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant.

“The series is based on the true story of Granny Till-Mobley, who in 1955 risked her life for justice after her son Emmett was brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South,” the synopsis read. “Not wanting to let Emmett’s murder fade from the headlines, Grandma chose to take her pain to the world stage, becoming a justice activist and igniting the civil rights movement as we know it today.”

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Women of the Movement is a production of Kapital Entertainment, with Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., Dr. Marvel Parker, Ms. Ollie Gordon and Christopher Benson as consultants. The historical drama is directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tina Mabry, Julie Dash and Kasi Lemmons.

Executive Producers are Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann (Kapital Entertainment), Shawn Carter, Jay Brown and Tyrant “Ty Ty” Smith (Roc Nation), Will Smith and James Lassiter (Westbrook), Rosanna Grace (Serendipity Group Inc. ), Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton (Middleton Media Group), David Clark (Mazo Partners) and Gina Prince-Bythewood.


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