Netflix Unveils Character Posters for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’


On December 18, feature film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will join the slate of Netflix originals. Ahead of the release, Netflix has released several posters. Each one provides a stunning portrait of the key characters and the actors who portray them. The posters feature Viola Davis as Ma Rainey, the late Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Glynn Turman as Toledo, Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae, Dusan Brown as Sylvester, Colman Domingo as Cutler, and Michael Potts as Slow Drag.

Set against the backdrop of 1927 Chicago, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom focuses on Blues singer Ma Rainey (dubbed “Mother of Blues”) during a recording session as tensions arise between her, her horn player, and white management determined to try and control her. The film is based on the award winning play by August Wilson. The screenplay is written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson and directed by George C. Wolfe.

Check out the character posters below!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

Leave a Reply


Related articles

‘What If…?’ Episode 2 Review: Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa Joins the Ravagers For an Amazing Ride

Episode 2 of Marvel Studios' first animated series, What If...?, debuted today with T'Challa taking center stage. The...

Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts After Alum, Chadwick Boseman

In a move that honors the legacy of Howard University alum and Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, the...

Chadwick Boseman Earns MTV Movie & TV Awards Nomination for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’

The nominations for the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are here! The awards ceremony recognizes some of...

A Legacy Remembered: Netflix Releases Official Trailer for ‘Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist’

Nearly one year ago in August 2020, the world got a little bit dimmer when beloved actor Chadwick...