Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer (“Hidden Figures”, “The Help”) will executive produce and star in an upcoming Netflix Original series “Madam C.J. Walker”. The 8-episode series, based on the book “On Her Own Ground”, will tell the story of America’s first black, female, self-made millionaire.
This is 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. Based on the book On Her Own Ground, by A’Lelia Bundles