The Wall

Madame C.J. Walker Limited Series

Octavia Spencer is set to star in the limited series about the renowned entrepreneur/social activist, Madame C.J. Walker. Walker, the daughter of slaves, amassed a fortune at the turn of the 20th century selling a revolutionary hair care formula for black women. At the time of her death, she was eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire. The series is based on the book, On Her Own Ground, written by Walker’s great-great granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, who will also serve as a consultant on the series. Nicole Asher is set to write, and Kasi Lemmons is set to direct the pilot with Spencer, LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Mark Holder, Christine Holder and Asher as executive producers.