Janelle Monáe To Play Josephine Baker In New TV Series

Janelle Monáe has landed the role to play the legendary Josephine Baker in the upcoming television series De La Resistance.

As it has been reported, the show is being produced by A24 and the singer through their production company, Wondaland. 

This series will focus on Baker’s life as a spy for the Allies during the French resistance helping defeat the Nazis as well as her experience as one of the world’s most exotic and talented entertainers. 

This is a major role for Monáe although they are no stranger to portraying the role of iconic figures. They starred in the hit movie Hidden Figures where they played the role of  Mary Jackson, NASA’s first black female engineer. 

We recently reported that Monáe revealed that they identify as non-binary while on an episode of Red Table Talk.

“I just don’t see myself as a woman, solely. I feel all of my energy. I feel like God is so much bigger than the ‘he’ or the ‘she.’ And if I am from God, I am everything. But I will always, always stand with women. I will always stand with Black women. But I just see everything that I am, beyond the binary,” they said to hosts Jada Pinkett-Smith, Willow Smith, and Andrienne Banfield-Norris. 

Are you ready to see Janelle Monáe’s portrayal of Josephine Baker?