Television fans can get a first look at ABC’s upcoming limited series Women of the Movement through a new behind-the-scenes video.

(ABC/Matthew Sayles)

(ABC/Matthew Sayles)

What’s Happening:

  • ABC’s Women of the Movement chronicles the story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till whose brutal murder in 1955 drove her to speak out, kickstarting the modern civil rights movement.
  • In a new behind-the-scenes preview released by ABC, viewers can meet the actors bringing the story to life.
  • The cast includes:
    • Adrienne Warren as Mamie Till-Mobley
    • Tonya Pinkins as Alma Cartham
    • Cedric Joe as Emmett Till
    • Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley
    • Glynn Turman as Mose Wright
    • Chris Coy as J.W. Milam
    • Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant
    • Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant
  • Women of the Movement Premieres Thursday, Jan. 6, on ABC.
  • The series was created by Marissa Jo Cerar, who also serves as executive producer and showrunner.
  • Executive producers include Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Michael Lohmann for Kapital Entertainment; Shawn Carter, Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith for Roc Nation; Will Smith and James Lassiter for Westbrook; Rosanna Grace for Serendipity Group Inc.; Alex Foster and John Powers Middleton for Middleton Media Group; David Clark for Mazo Partners; and Gina Prince-Bythewood.
  • Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr., Dr. Marvel Parker, Ms. Ollie Gordon and Christopher Benson serve as consultants for the series.