Adrienne Warren, star of Women of the Movement, has signed a one-year development deal with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which produces the civil rights movement limited series. Under the pact, Warren will collaborate exclusively with Kapital on the development of ongoing and limited series.
“It is such a privilege for all of us at Kapital that we are able to continue to work with Adrienne,” Kaplan said. “She has this incredible passion for storytelling, which we share, and we are so excited that she chose us to be her producing partner.”
Warren stars as Mamie Till-Mobley in Women of the Movement, which Kaplan executive produces alongside Jay-Z and Will Smith. Created and written by Marissa Jo Cerar, the six-episode limited series, whose first episode was directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood. centers on Till-Mobley (Warren), who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son, Emmett.
Warren is known for her portrayal of Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which recently earned her a Drama Desk award and second Tony nomination (she was previously nominated for her performance in Shuffle Along).