News Octavia Spencer May Portray Madam C.J. Walker in LeBron James's New TV Series By Jonathan Borge Jonathan Borge Instagram Twitter Jonathan Borge is a writer and editor living in New York City. His writing has appeared in Glamour, Refinery29, Forbes, and PAPER, among other publications. Plus, he's held staff positions at Marie Claire, InStyle, and OprahDaily.com. Currently, he's the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle Digital Group's Elite Daily, where he oversees digital covers, features and profiles, freelance essays, and strategy for the site's TV/Movies and Celebrity and Music sub-verticals.He primarily writes about pop culture and style, and has a passion for telling LGBTQ+ and Latinx stories. When he's not working, he's likely waiting for Lady Gaga to announce her next tour. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on August 15, 2017 @ 03:00PM Pin Share Tweet Email Prepare to clear up your Netflix queue! Variety reports that NBA pro LeBron James and his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, is in talks with Netflix to bring a scripted drama about the life of badass activist and entrepreneur Madam C.J. Walker to life. The role of the historic American female figure couldn’t go to just anyone though, right? For that, James and company turned to none other than Oscar-winning star Octavia Spencer. The co-founder of James’s company, Maverick Carter, is set to executive produce the show alongside the athlete. As of Tuesday, Netflix has yet to confirm the news, though Variety reports the possibility is “likely.” James, however, seems to be celebrating already. “I am really proud of this project and that SpringHill will be partnering with Octavia to tell this important story,” he said, according to Variety. “Every American should all know the story of Madam C.J. Walker. She was an innovator, entrepreneur, social activist, and total game changer whose story has been left out of the history books. I hope this project lives up to her legacy with a story that will educate and inspire.” One important fact? Walker, the daughter of former slaves, was American’s first black female millionaire and the first woman of any race to become a self-made millionaire. 10 Times Octavia Spencer Was the Queen of Monochrome We just know Spencer, who has taken on unforgettable roles in The Help and Hidden Figures, will nail this one.