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[04/13/20 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 13
Updates include: ABC opens writers' room for anthology series "Women of the Movement," with the first season centered on Mamie Till.

[08/05/19 - 10:55 AM]
ABC Develops the Emmett Till Story as the First Chapter in an Anthology Series Chronicling the Civil Rights Movement as Told by the Women Behind the Movement
The first season of the anthology is inspired by the book "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement" by Devery S. Anderson.







WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
8/5/19 - 4/13/20
STATUS:
currently in development (2020-2021 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
script-to-series order
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, August 2019) ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced today that the network is developing an anthology series "Women of the Movement" (working title). The series is a chronology of the civil rights movement as told from a black woman's point of view, with the first season centered on Mamie Till, who devoted her life to seeking justice in her son Emmett's name following his brutal murder in the Jim Crow South. The first season of the anthology is inspired by the book "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement" by Devery S. Anderson.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Alex Foster as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· David Clark as EP
· James Lassiter as EP
· Jay Brown as EP
· Jay-Z as EP
· John Middleton as EP
· Marissa Jo Cerar as CRTR/EP
· Rosanna Grace as EP
· Tyran "Ty Ty" Smith as EP
· Will Smith as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Aptitude Entertainment
· Kapital Entertainment
· Middleton Media Group, The
· Overbrook Entertainment
· Roc Nation
· Serendipity Film Group