Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba is to star in new drama series Mrs America on US pay network FX, about real-life politician Shirley Chisholm.
Chisholm became the first black woman to be elected to US Congress in 1968. The nine-part series looks at her battle against discrimmination on the grounds of sex as well as race.
Aduba is an award-winning actress known for her roles in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Coram Boy. She has received two Emmys, five Screen Actors Guild awards and a Critic’s Choice Award.
She shared the news on an Instagram post saying: “Telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Excited to share.”
The date for the show’s premiere has not yet been set.