Justice League star Ray Fisher is on the way to television in 2021 courtesy of the Snyder Cut of the 2017 film in which he played Cyborg (with some changes in store), but HBO Max won't be the only place to find him on the small screen in the new year. That said, he definitely won't be playing Cyborg for the new series. Fisher has signed on for the upcoming series Women of the Movement, slated for a 2021 release.
Women of the Movement will run for six episodes on ABC in 2021 and follow Mamie Till-Mobley. She was the mother of Emmett Till, who was brutally killed in 1955 in the Jim Crow South. Till-Mobley devoted herself to fighting for justice for her son following his death. Deadline reports that Ray Fisher is on board the series as Gene Mobley, the devoted partner to Mamie who would have been Emmett Till's stepfather. The show is inspired by Devery S. Anderson's book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement, published in 2015.
Ray Fisher joins the Women of the Movement cast already comprised of Adrienne Warren of Blue Bloods and Quantico as Mamie Till-Mobley, with Cedric Joe of Modern Family and Good Trouble playing Emmett Till. Niecy Nash (who got married over the summer) of Reno 911! and Claws as well as Glynn Turman of Fargo and Mr. Mercedes are on board the series as well.
Gina Prince-Bythewood, known for writing and directing Love & Basketball and creating and directing Shots Fired, will direct the first episode of Women of the Movement. The ABC series will be directed exclusively by women of color. Ray Fisher shared his thoughts on joining the upcoming series, saying:
It is an honor to be joining Women of the Movement’s powerful portrayal of Mamie Till-Mobley’s journey. To be in service of her story with so many talented women of color at the helm is truly a privilege. Mrs. Till-Mobley’s actions inspired the fight for fundamental change in our country, and her legacy will continue to serve as a much-needed reminder that a single person can indeed change the world.
Although Women of the Movement is set to release in 2021, there is no confirmation of when in the new year that will be. As a six-episode limited series, it's possible that ABC will aim to air it during a time when some of its biggest ongoing series are on hiatus, and we can probably rule out a midseason release unless production gets underway and completed very soon.
It could work as a late spring or summer series, but we can only speculate for now. It's likely that Ray Fisher will hit the small screen with the Snyder Cut of Justice League sooner than viewers will get to see him as Gene Mobley for Women of the Movement. The new cut of Justice League is expected to debut on HBO Max in March of 2021, with Fisher as Cyborg.
You can find Ray Fisher as Cyborg in the 2017 theatrical release of Justice League that is available streaming on HBO Max now. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV and movie news, and be sure to check out our 2021 winter and spring premiere schedule for the series that have received their official premiere dates at this point.