Joshua Caleb Johnson has reportedly joined the cast of Women of the Movement in the role of Wheeler Parker Jr. The six-part limited series hails from Marissa Jo Cerar and will be coming to ABC.

Via Deadline

Via Deadline

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Joshua Caleb Johnson (Snowfall) has been cast in a recurring role in ABC’s upcoming limited series Women of the Movement.
  • Johnson will play Wheeler Parker Jr., Emmett Till’s best friend and cousin. He stars opposite Adrienne Warren’s Mamie Till-Mobley and Cedric Joe’s Emmett Till.
  • Women of the Movement hails from Marissa Jo Cerar and focuses on Till-Mobley’s pursuit of justice following the death of her son Emmett.
  • The series also features:
    • Chris Coy
    • Julia McDermott
    • Carter Jenkins
    • Tonya Pinkins 
    • Glynn Turman

About the Series:

  • “Set in 1955, Women of the Movement centers on Mamie Till-Mobley, who risks her life to find justice after her son Emmett is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chooses to bear her pain on the world stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today.”

Creative Team:

  • Women of the Movement is produced by Kapital Entertainment
  • The series is executive produced by:
    • Jay-Z
    • Jay Brown
    • Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith
    • Will Smith
    • James Lassiter
    • Aaron Kaplan
    • Dana Honor
    • Michael Lohmann
    • Marissa Jo Cerar
    • Gina Prince-Bythewood
    • Rosanna Grace
    • Alex Foster
    • John Powers Middleton
    • David Clark