Tonya Pinkins Replaces Niecy Nash in ABC’s ‘Women of the Movement’ Recasting

Tonya Pinkins has replaced Niecy Nash in ABC’s “Women of the Movement.” Pinkins will now play Emmett Till’s grandmother, Alma, in the limited series.Tony Award winner Pinkins is known to TV audiences for her roles on Fox’s “Gotham,” AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” and CBS’ “Madam Secretary.” Earlier in her career, Pinkins was a soap opera star, most notably playing Livia Frye Cudahy on nearly 250 episodes of ABC’s “All My Children.”“Women of the Movement,” which has a six-episode order, centers on Mamie Till-Mobley (Adrienne Warren) and her mission for justice for son Emmett (Cedric Joe.) Emmett Till was a 14-year-old lynched in the Jim Crow South in 1955.“Justice League” star Ray Fisher is playing Gene Mobley, the man who would have been Emmett Till’s stepfather if not for the teen’s murder, in the limited series.“Women of the Movement” is based

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