BEVERLY HILLS, California – Octavia Spencer brings the story of black hair care mogul Madam CJ Walker to the television.
Netflix said Sunday that Spencer will produce in a limited series about the oversized life of Sarah Breedlove and Stern, who was professionally known as Walker.
The eighth episode drama is based on the book "On Her Own Ground" by A & # 39; Lelia Bundles and includes basketball star LeBron James as a producer.
Walker became one of America's first self-made female millionaires through the creation and marketing of hair products for African-Americans in the turn of the 20th century
Netflix said that the series's hostility, the rivalry and the tumultuous personal Life that characterized Walker's life is detailed.
Spencer is an Oscar-winning actress whose credits include "The Shape of Water." & # 39; Hidden Figures All rights reserved. This material may not be published, transmitted, rewritten or redistributed.