Emmett Till Miniseries to Air in 2022

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The miniseries will explore Till-Mobley's brave journey to find justice for her son Emmett Till who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955.

A miniseries that focuses on Emmett Till’s mother finding justice for her son, who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, will air on ABC in 2022, Deadline reported.

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Women of the Movement, which will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 6, hails from creator and writer Marissa Jo Cerar, who previously worked on Shots Fired and The Fosters.  

The show will follow Mamie Till-Mobley as she puts her own life in jeopardy to seek justice for her son Emmett Till, who was only 14 years old when he was lynched in the Jim Crow South for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Adrienne Warren will star as Till-Mobley.  

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“Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world’s stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today,” the project’s logline describes.  

The miniseries drew inspiration from Devery S. Anderson’s book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.  

The series also stars Glynn Turman, Chris Joy, Julia McDermott, Carter Jenkins, Tonya Pinkins, Ray Fisher and Timothy Hutton. 

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