Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer is set to star as Madam C.J. Walker in a project based on popular biography of the mogul, On Her Own Ground. Spencer will produce the limited series, which has yet to find a home at a network. Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou) will direct.
Spencer won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Help. She'll be seen next in Hidden Figures.