According to Shadow and Act, Octavia Spencer will star in a two-night event mini-series, Tulsa (working title), which is currently in development. Tulsa will tell the
story of the largest race riot in U.S. history, where over 300 people
were believed to have been murdered in Tulsa, Oklahoma – a story that
was largely covered up for decades. The mini-series centers on Mattie Clay
(Spencer), a journalist from Tulsa, who moved to Chicago with the hopes
of getting off the society pages and away from racism. Mattie's journey
eventually brings her back home to Tulsa where she must face the demons
of her past and decide where her future lies.