As excitement builds for the March 20 premiere of Netflix’s ‘Self Made,’ a four-part limited series on the life of Madam CJ Walker, the star-studded cast invites viewers to look at creation of the project via a new behind the scenes video.
Toplined by Octavia Spencer, ‘Self Made’ also features other notable faces such as Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, Bill Bellamy, Carmen Ejogo, Addie Munroe, Garrett Morris, and more.
The official description says:
“Octavia Spencer stars as Madam C.J. Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix original series brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized Black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.”
Look inside to learn about Walker’s enduring legacy and how Netflix is shining a spotlight on that story: