The historical ABCseries Women of the Movement is based on a true story and centers around the kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old African-American boy Emmett Till. The series begins with the events leading up to Emmett’s murder and details the trial of accused men Roy Bryant and JW Milam. The series also chronicles Emmett’s mother, Mamie’s efforts to bring national attention to the murder and bring justice to her son. Created by Marissa Jo Cerar, the series was originally released in early 2022.
Women of the Movement was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, particularly for its unflinchingly candid portrayal of the murder of Emmett Till and the racial tensions that reigned in the 1950s. After a highly relevant and compelling first season, fans of the series are sure to be wondering what will happen next with a second season. Here’s everything you need to know about it!
Women of the Movement Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Women of the Movement began airing on ABC on January 6, 2022 and ended on January 20, 2022. The first season consists of 6 episodes, each lasting 43-67 minutes.
As for the second season, here’s what we know. ABC has yet to announce the renewal of ‘Women of the Movement’ for Season 2. However, it can only be a matter of time before the renewal happens as the series is designed as an anthology, with each season revolving around different key characters and events that appear to be related to the civil rights movement. While the network hasn’t explicitly renewed the series for additional seasons, we can expect it to air sooner rather than later and focus on significant women behind the movement.
In a January 2022 interview, Glynn Turman (Mose Wright) said that the story of Emmett Till and Mamie is the first of several stories potentially centered around the bravery of African American women to be featured on the series. So we can certainly hope for a second installment in the series. If the series is renewed soon, we expect Season 2 of Women of the Movement to arrive sometime in Q4 2022 or Q1 2023.
Women of the Movement Season 2 Cast: Who Could Be In?
The show’s first season cast includes Cedric Joe (Emmett Till), Adrienne Warren (Mamie Till-Mobley), Glynn Turman (Mose Wright), Chris Coy (JW Milam), Carter Jenkins (Roy Bryant) and Julia McDermott (Carolyn Bryant). ). Tonya Pinkins (Alma Carthan), Ray Fisher (Gene Mobley) and Gary Basaraba (Sheriff Clarence Strider) also star.
Should the series be renewed, Season 2 could see a new cast with new characters as the possible second round is expected to follow a different storyline. It’s also possible that existing cast members will play the new characters, although the broadcaster hasn’t announced an update on that just yet.
Women of the Movement Season 2 Plot: What could it be?
The show’s first season follows the kidnapping, murder, and subsequent murder trial of Emmett Till while he is visiting his great-uncle Mose Wright’s family in Money, Mississippi. Roy Bryant and his half-brother, JW Milam, kidnap Emmett from Mose’s house after Emmett hooked up with Bryant’s wife, Carolyn. Three days after the kidnapping, Emmett’s body is discovered in the Tallahatchie River. Emmett’s mother, Mamie, begins fighting for her son and tries to take Bryant and Milam to court.
If the series is renewed, the second season is set to follow another important woman who played a notable role in the civil rights movement. from Pink Parks to Ella J. Baker, several women have advanced the movement through their active participation. Expect the potential second season to explore the life of such an African-American civil rights activist.
In the same interview given in January 2022, Glynn Turman expressed a desire to see Rosa Parks’ story in the next possible episode of the series. With the first season ending with mentions of Parks, there’s a chance the civil rights activist’s inspirational life will be considered for the show’s second season.