Tonya Pinkins will be joining the cast of a limited series by called Women Of The Movement.
The ABC series will be created / written by Marissa Jo Cerar and produced by a team of heavy hitters, including Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan.
Women of The Movement will tell the story of Mamie Till-Mobley over six episodes, as she devotes her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till.
“Women of the Movement is inspired by the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson. Cerar serves as showrunner and executive produces with Jay-Z, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith via Roc Nation; Smith and James Lassiter for Overbrook; as well as Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann of Kapital Entertainment. Also executive producing are Gina Prince-Bythewood, who will direct the first episode, Rosanna Grace for Serendipity Film Group; Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton of Middleton Media Group; and David Clark via Mazo Partners. Kapital is the studio.”
The series is still in preproduction but will begin filming soon. It is expected to be premier in 2021.