Octavia Spencer mounts black haircare revolution as Madam C.J. Walker in Self Made trailer
Netflix has unveiled the first full-length trailer for the Oscar-winner’s upcoming series based on the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur’s rise, featuring producer-star Spencer in full period costume as she embodies the country’s first woman to become a self-made millionaire.
The preview for Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker charts the titular icon’s journey against all odds, as she overcame gender biases, personal betrayals, and bitter business rivalries to create a monumental brand that revolutionized black haircare.
Inspired by a book written by one of Walker’s descendants, A’Lelia Bundles, the four-part limited series also touches on the central figure’s fight against post-slavery racism as she found support in her husband, C.J. Walker (Blair Underwood), and daughter, Lelia (Tiffany Haddish), while battling her fierce business rival Addie Munroe (Carmen Ejogo).