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Octavia Spencer Launches the Remarkable Saga of Black Hair Care Mogul Madam CJ Walker
Netflix said Spencer will produce and play in a limited series about the oversized life of Sarah Breedlove, professionally known as Walker ,
The eight-episode drama is based on the book "On Her Own Ground" by A & # 39; Lelia Bundles and includes the basketball star LeBron James as producer.
Walker became one of America's first self-runners. made female millionaires in 1965 by manufacturing and marketing hair products for African Americans at the turn of the 20th century
Netflix said the series details the hostility, rivalries and tumultuous personal life that characterized Walker's life
Spencer is an Oscar actress whose films include "The Shape of Water", "Hidden Figures" and "The Help".
A release date for "Madam CJ Walker" has not been announced.
PRINCESS, GROENING STYLE  Matt Groening said his new animated series "Disenchantment" for adults has a feminist component that sets him apart from his previous shows.
Gröning spoke with reporters about bringing new talents into the Netflix show with voice actors Abbi Jacobson and Eric Andre. He also highlighted the differences between the new project and his earlier work, the long-running Fox series The Simpsons.
"One of the reasons why" The Simpsons "is what it is is because of timing constraints," he said. "In this show we can breathe a bit more, which makes me very happy."
The series is characterized mainly by an adult cartoon with a female lead role. It follows the mishaps of an alcoholic, limp princess named Princess Bean, who was spoken by "Broad City" star Abbi Jacobson, who has anything but a sense of purpose.
Accompanied by a personal demon named Luci, played by Andre and a miserly elf named Elfo (spoken by Nat Faxon), Bean creates mischief in the Kingdom of Dreamland, where she is notorious for her careless antics.
Both Jacobson and Andre have a following with the elusive young adult crowd in their shows "Broad City" and "The Eric Andre Show". The stars shared their stories of growing up playing "The Simpsons" with Gröning and Josh Weinstein, makers and producers of "Disenchantment".
"Disenchantment" celebrates its premiere on August 17 on Netflix.
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Netflix stands next to" Master of None "and Aziz Ansari despite a sexual misconduct claim against him earlier this year.
Cindy Holland, a programming executive for the streaming service, said that one of them was shaping the third season for the comedy that was co-designed by Ansari.
She added that Netflix would be "certainly happy" to make Ansari another "Master of None" season, but did not commit to it or point out the production or release timeline The show about a young, singular actor in New York was last aired in 2017.
The claim that Ansari did wrong on a date became January this year published by the website Babe.net, which did not identify the prosecutor.The report sparked a public debate, with some saying that the claim was aggressive sexual behavior n lit and others spent it as a bad date, which should remain private.
In a January statement, Ansari confirmed that he apologized to a woman in 2017 when she told him about her discomfort during a sexual encounter in his home that he considered amicable.
Their brains on drugs
Jonah Hill and Emma Stone appear in a new television series addressing sensitive issues of mental illness and the pharmaceutical industry
The Netflix series, a black comedy titled "Maniac" follows two participants in a bleak late-stage pharma process.
Hill plays a man diagnosed with schizophrenia, while Stone plays a pinned woman over broken relationships
They both sign up to test a mysterious pill that is thought to cure everything about the mind things are not going as planned.
Cindy Holland, Vice President of Netflix Original Ser ies announced that it would debut on September 21st.
Holland called "Maniac" a "thought provoking, feverish dream of a show".
The actors competed in 2007 in the teen comedy "Superbad".
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