Gil Bellows has joined ABC’s Women of the Movement which tells the story of Emmett Till’s mother Mamie Till-Mobley and her pursuit of justice following her son’s murder. Deadline reports that Bellows will play district attorney Gerald Chatham in the six-episode series.

Gil Bellows via IMDb

Gil Bellows via IMDb

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline has reported an exclusive on casting news for the upcoming ABC limited series Women of the Movement.
  • According to the site, actor Gil Bellows (Patriot, American Gods) joins the roster playing Gerald Chatham, a southern born District Attorney who fought to bring Emmett Till’s killers to justice.
  • Bellows stars opposite Adrienne Warren who plays Emmett Till’s mother Mamie Till-Mobley.
  • Women of the Movement hails from executive producers Marissa Jo Cerar, Jay-Z, Will Smith, and Aaron Kaplan and others.

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.”

Cast:

  • The six-episode limited series stars:
    • Adrienne Warren
    • Glynn Turman
    • Gil Bellows
    • Cedric Joe
    • Chris Coy
    • Julia McDermott
    • Carter Jenkins
    • Tonya Pinkins
    • Ray Fisher

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