Adrienne Warren is heading to TV after taking over Broadway!

The 33-year-old actress has been cast as Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, in the upcoming ABC six-episode limited series The Women of the Movement.

Adrienne just earned a Tony nomination for her work in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and she’s expected to win the Best Actress prize.

The Women of the Movement will center on “Mamie Till-Mobley (Warren), who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till.”

The synopsis of the series, via Deadline, says that, “After the brutal murder of her son in the Jim Crow South, Mamie, a soft-spoken young mother in Chicago, put her own life on the line to seek justice in his name. Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world’s stage, and as a result ignited the civil rights movement as we know it today.”

The new series has a producing team that includes Jay-Z and Will Smith. It will premiere in 2021.

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