The A24 series, according to Deadline, will focus on Baker’s journey being a spy for the Allies during the French resistance as she helps to defeat the Nazis, and will also see Monáe tap into Baker’s experience as a glamorous and iconic entertainer.
Deadline also reports that Monáe has been a longtime fan of Baker’s, and she’s set to produce the A24 series under her Wondaland company.
Over the past few years, Monáe has appeared in films including Antebellum, the animates TV series Human Resources, and she’s also set to star in Knives Out 2.
De La Resistance is yet to get a release date, but Deadline notes that multiple streaming services are trying to get their hands on the series.
On Twitter, Monáe wrote, “A dream finally coming to life, my hero long live MADAM JOSEPHINE BAKER let’s gooooooooooo.”
A dream finally coming to lifemy herolong live MADAM JOSEPHINE BAKERlet’s gooooooooooo https://t.co/goWGkx9DDB
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather (@JanelleMonae) May 4, 2022
Last month Monáe released The Memory Librarian, a collection of short stories inspired by her Dirty Computer album.
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EXCLUSIVE: Eight-time Grammy nominee and SAG winner Janelle Monaé (Hidden Figures) is set to star as iconic entertainer and freedom fighter Josephine Baker in TV series De La Resistance, we can reveal.
Moonlight and Everything Everywhere All At Once outfit A24 is behind the buzzy package, which is currently being fought over by multiple streamers.
The focus of the drama will be on Baker’s role as a spy for the Allies during the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis, and on her experienc