Watch Octavia Spencer in “Self Made” Trailer

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The first look at the Netflix series Self Made is here. 

The streamer has unveiled the first trailer for its new four-part limited series, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker. The series stars Octavia Spencer as the America’s first black female self-made millionaire. 

Here’s the official synopsis: “Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer stars as Madam CJ Walker, the trailblazing African American haircare entrepreneur who was America’s first female self-made millionaire. Inspired by the book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker, written by Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles, the Netflix four-part limited series brings the uplifting story of this cultural icon to the screen for the first time. Against all odds, Walker overcame post-slavery racial and gender biases, personal betrayals, and business rivalries to build a ground-breaking brand that revolutionized black haircare, as she simultaneously fought for social change.”

In addition to Spencer, the limited series stars Tiffany Haddish, Carmen Ejogo, Garrett Morris, Kevin Carroll, and Bill Bellamy. 

The series will launch on March 20. Check out the trailer below.