FIRST LOOK: Octavia Spencer transforms into black haircare mogul, Madam C.J. Walker in new Netflix series

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Octavia Spencer in 'Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J. Walker' (Photo: Amanda Matlovich/David Lee/Netflix)
Octavia Spencer in 'Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J. Walker' (Photo: Amanda Matlovich/David Lee/Netflix)

Cape Town – Back in 2018 Netflix announced they'd cast Octavia Spencer to bring black haircare mogul and first black, self-made female millionaire, Madam C.J. Walker to life in an eight-part limited series. Now, they're sharing a first look with viewers – as well as a premiere date.

Self Made: Inspired By The Life of Madam C.J. Walker will premiere on Netflix on 20 March and, inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker, will follow the Oscar-winning actress as Sarah Breedlove, who became known as the titular character, and who overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionised black haircare, as she fought for social change.

The series also stars Blair Underwood as her husband, C.J Walker, as well as Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Carroll and Bill Bellamy.

CHECK OUT THE FIRST LOOK IMAGES BELOW:

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Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired By The Life o

Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired By The Life o

Octavia Spencer, Self Made: Inspired By The Life o

Compiled by Bashiera Parker (Sources: Netflix)

(Photos: Amanda Matlovich/David Lee/Netflix)

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