‘Women of the Movement’ Trailer Shows Mamie Till-Mobley’s Fight for Justice

Women of the Movement (Credit: ABC)

The trailer has arrived for ABC’s limited series Women of the Movement focusing on the events following Emmett Till’s 1955 death in the Jim Crow South and his mother’s fight for justice.

The trailer shows Mamie Till-Mobley (played by Tony Award-winning actress Adrienne Warren) saying, “People need to know what they did” to her deceased son as she hangs photos on his casket.

In another scene, she tells a crowd at her son’s funeral: “Whatever happens to any of us, it better be the business of all of us.”

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The limited series will premiere Jan. 6, the network said in a press release.

As previously reported, Game Shakers’ actor Cedric Joe plays 14-year-old Till. The cast also includes Ray Fisher and Timothy Hutton.

The first episode is written by Marissa Jo Cerar and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Tina Mabry, Julie Dash and Kasi Lemmons also serve as directors on the six-episode limited series, which will air in three parts for three consecutive weeks.

The series is produced by Kapital Entertainment and created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann (Kapital Entertainment), Shawn Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith (Roc Nation), Will Smith and James Lassiter (Westbrook), Rosanna Grace (Serendipity Group Inc.), Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton (Middleton Media Group), David Clark (Mazo Partners) and Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Women of the Movement premieres Thursday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Watch the trailer below: