Marissa Jo Cerar (writer, 13 Reasons Why) has reportedly signed a multiyear deal with Kapitol Entertainment, according to Deadline. Kapital Entertainment is helping bring ABC’s new limited series Women of The Movement to life. The series follows Mamie Till Mobley (Adrienne Warren, Blue Bloods) whose bereaved by the killing of her son. Mobley spends the energy she has to fight the injustice that took place in the south during the Jim Crow era in an effort to honor her son.
With this new deal, Cerar signed she will be writing, developing, and producing shows that revolve around social commentary and enlighten viewers with new perspectives on life. Most of her work will reflect her passion for delving into intersectionality and the experiences of female driven characters, they will span across several mediums and encompass a variety of different genres.
Kapital released a statement regarding their excitement to work with Cerar, “We are so privileged that MJ chose to work with us,” Kaplan said. “We have been so grateful for her leadership on Women of the Movement and are excited about our long-term partnership and her incredible slate of development,” Kapital’s CEO Aaron Kaplan stated according to Deadline.
Women of The Movement is currently being filmed in Mississippi and Tennessee, Cerar has released her own statement revolving around the opportunity she has in exploring factors that are imperative to her storytelling. “From identity, acceptance and adoption to systemic racism and motherhood, storytelling has allowed me the opportunity to explore topics that are culturally relevant and deeply personal,” Cerar stated according to Deadline.
Fans of historical drama will enjoy watching this series as it unfurls a story that is deeply personal to both Cerar and countless others around the world. Women of the Movement will be available on ABC and although there is no exact release date, the series was announced to premiere in 2021.