Women of the Movement is an upcoming six-episode series developed by ABC, written by Marissa Jo Cerar, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, and produced by Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Aaron Kaplan. The series will revolve around Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till, whose name has been prominent in the civil rights movement. Joining the star-studded cast is rising star, TJ Jackson.
Women of the Movement is a longtime passion project for Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Kaplan. Initially developed at HBO five years ago under a different writer, when the project left the network, the producers decided to shift the focus on the women of the civil rights movement. They cited Mamie Till as one of the thousands of strong, influential women in the fight for equality.
Jackson’s most recent role was in Hulu’s adventure comedy Vacation Friends, featuring Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, John Cena, and Meredith Hagner. The movie follows two couples going on vacation to Mexico, a trip that tests their friendship when they return home.
Currently, TJ Jackson is busy wrapping up projects set for release in 2022. Along with Women of the Movement, He will star in romantic comedy F-Boy Free written and directed by actor George Lott (Universal Pictures Little) alongside Greenleaf star Jennifer Sears.