Beginning this month, Hulu will collaborate with ABC to release Women of the Movement, a new historical series that will follow Emmett Till’s mother as she strives to revenge her son’s terrible death. The new story will premiere on January 7th, with fresh episodes released weekly.
The planned six-episode anthology series is based on Emmett Till’s 1955 assassination and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who later became an activist in her quest for justice, igniting the civil rights movement. Following the announcement of the show’s premiere date, ABC released a teaser trailer and a behind-the-scenes peek.
— Women of the Movement (@WomenOfMovement) December 16, 2021
“Today, 65 years after Emmett Till’s horrific death, this limited series will put a light on Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-tenacious Mobley’s quest of justice,” “We are honored to be bringing their tale to ABC, supported by an all-star producing team, because it encompasses unbelievable pain and cruelty, as well as the undying love of a mother and her son, energizing a movement that paved the way for today’s racial justice movement.” ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke told Deadline last year.
Cedric Joe, 16, will play Till, and Adrienne Warren, a Tony Award-winning actress, will play Mamie Till-Mobley. Tonya Pinkins (Alma Carthan, Till-mother), Mobley’s Ray Fisher (Gene Mobley, Till-husband), Mobley’s Glynn Turman (Till’s great-uncle Moses Wright), Julia McDermott (Carolyn Bryant), Chris Coy (J.W. Milam), and Carter Jenkins round out the group (Roy Bryant).
On Thursday, January 6, the series will premiere.