Octavia Spencer Brings African-American Hair Mogul’s Story To Netflix « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Academy Award winning Actress Octavia Spencer attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)


Octavia Spencer is bringing the remarkable saga of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to television.

Netflix said that Spencer will produce and star in a limited series about the outsized life of Sarah Breedlove, who was known professionally as Walker.

The eight-episode drama is based on the book “On Her Own Ground” by A’Lelia Bundles and includes basketball star LeBron James as a producer.

Walker, who…

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