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Bill Bellamy joins Octavia Spencer in ‘Madam CJ Walker’ limited series


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Netflix is bringing in a comedy vet to their upcoming limited series,  Madam CJ Walker.

According to DeadlineBill Bellamy has been tapped to star in the Octavia Spencer-led series about the legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He joins Tiffany Haddish, Carmen EjogoBlair UnderwoodGarrett Morris and Kevin Carroll, who were previously announced.

Bellamy will play Sweetness, a smart and savvy banker, who gets inspired by Madam Walker’s success and angles for a way to get in good with her – by any means necessary.

As previously reported, Spencer will play Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, in the eight-episode series. The series, based on Walker’s great-great-granddaughter A’Lelia Bundles book, On Her Own Ground, is  the first scripted drama from LeBron James‘ production company, SpringHill Entertainment. James and Spencer will co-executive produce the drama, with Bundles to serve as a consultant on the series.

Walker, who died in 1919 at age 51, was America’s first female self-made millionaire. She amassed much of her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women, via her Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

The Madam CJ Walker series will launch on Netflix in 2020.

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