A Zimbabwean, United Sates-based actor Arnold Tongai Chirisa takes up domination in the Hollywood film industry, having been roped into the forthcoming limited series Women of the Movement scheduled to premiere on American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) during the 2021 television season.
Women of the Movement is an American six-episode historical drama limited television series inspired by the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery Anderson.
Famed for his role as Detective Trevor Davies in the once popular local soapie Studio 263, Chirisa, who joins the series as Medgar Evers, took to social media site Instagram to announce the development.
“Truly excited for this one! #womenofthemoment#season1,” he posted.
Chirisa’s statement was followed by a series of congratulatory messages from people across the spectrum, among them fellow actors.
In the series, Chirisa links up with veteran actors of the recurring cast that include creator-writer Marissa Jo Cerar and a production team that includes popular singers Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan.
Also in the cast with Chirisa are Leslie Silva as Ruby Hurley, Chris Butler as Rayfield Mooty, Alex Désert as Dr Howard, Miles Fowler as Simeon Booker, Jason Turner as James Hicks and Daniel Abeles as Chet Packton.
The series is set in 1955 and centres on Mamie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren), who risks her life to find justice after her son Emmett (Cedric Joe) is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.