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Ruth Negga will star as Josephine Baker in a new limited series

Harper's Bazaar
 2021-02-19

Cover picture for the articleThe television drama is being developed for ABC Signature by LeBron James's entertainment brand, The SpringHill Company. There is hardly a shortage of famous figures born of the Roaring Twenties (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Ernest Hemingway, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, the list goes on), all of whom left indelible marks on art, culture, fashion, music and literature. But perhaps few of these towering greats took on such a multi-hyphenate role as Josephine Baker. The legendary entertainer wasn't simply a celebrated dancer and style star — she was a spy for the French Resistance during World War II and later, an American civil rights activist.

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