Ray Fisher (Cyborg, Justice League) has recently been cast in Women of The Movement, a new limited series created by ABC, according to Deadline. The new series is based on a true story and will revolve around a mother named Mamie-Till Mobley (Adrienne Warren, Orange Is the New Black) who tragically loses her son Emmet Till (Cedric joe, Modern Family) in a ruthless killing in the south. Given that Jim Crow laws still plagued the south in the 1950’s, Mobley’s quest for justice is arduous to say the least.
Viewers will witness the injustices that Mobley had to overcome just to have a chance of redeeming her son’s name. Fisher will be stepping into the shoes of Gene Mobley, the man who marries Mamie-Till. “A devoted partner to Emmett’s mother, Mamie, Gene was considered the love of her life. They later married,” as stated by Deadline.
The series will consist of six episodes and an entire team of women of color will be directing this series. Ray Fisher released a statement concerning his casting for the show. “It is an honor to be joining Women of the Movement’s powerful portrayal of Mamie Till-Mobley’s journey, to be in service of her story with so many talented women of color at the helm is truly a privilege,” Fisher stated as reported by Deadline. He proceeds to talk about how Mamie-Till’s story helped shape the future of civil rights. Till lent a necessary voice to people of color and she provided momentum for change.
Women of The Movement will air in 2021 on ABC and it’s based off of the book “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson,” according to Deadline. Fans of historical drama should tune into this limited series to witness an utterly compelling and personal story.