Tiffany Haddish will be joining Netflix’s Madam C.J. Walker series as the streaming giant announced new names to the cast.
Based on A’Lelia Bundles’ book, On Her Own Ground, the limited series will see Madam tell “the untold and highly irreverent story of Black hair care pioneer and mogul Madam C.J. Walker and how she overcame hostile turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and some trifling family to become America’s first Black, self-made female millionaire.”
The limited series will be executive-produced by Octavia Spencer—who will also star as Walker—LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Mark Holder and Christine Holder.
Joining Spencer and Haddish will be Carmen Ejogo, Blair Underwood, Garrett Morris and Kevin Carroll, Shadow and act reports.
The series will be written by Nicole Asher and directed by Eve’s Bayou helmer, Kasi Lemmons. Elle Johnson and Janine Sherman Barrois will serve as showrunners.
The project debuts in 2020 on Netflix.