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Jay-Z & Will Smith Team Up For TV Series About Civil Rights Movement

Jay-Z and Will Smith have teamed up for a new television series called “Women Of The Movement,” which is based on women who were prominent during the Civil Rights Movement.

The first eight-episode season of the show is inspired by the book “Emmitt Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement" by Devery S. Anderson.

The series will reportedly enlist the writing talents of Marissa Jo Cerar of The Handmaid’s Tale, while Hov and Smith will serve as executive producers alongside Jay Brown, Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor from Kapital Entertainment, among others.

The upcoming series is expected to run on ABC.

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