Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Introduces All Characters ALong With Late Chadwick Boseman’ Levee


The characters poster of the upcoming adaptation of Viola Davis’ and Chadwick Boseman’s titled Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is out now. Many people have taken to their Instagram to talk about the poster, which includes Black Panther star.

And sadly, this is the last role of this 43 years old actor before succumbed to colon cancer. According to the sources, the series will be available on Netflix in December. 

Netflix’s reveals the character poster of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

This month, Netflix shared the first looking of the movie, and now it has dropped individual character posters of Ma Rainey’s band. The characters of the film include Viola as the titular character, Chadwick as Levee, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, Colman Domingo as Cutler, Dusan Brown as Sylvester, Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae, Glynn Turman is Toledo and many others. You can check out the stills from the movie below.

What is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom about?

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is adapted from an award-winning play with the same name. The plot will take us back to 1927 Chicago and focuses on the exploitation of Black recording artists, issues of race, music, relationships, and much more. George C Wolfe serves as the director, whereas Ruben Santiago-Hudson has written the scripts.

Furthermore, Todd Black, Dany Wolf, as well as Denzel Washington servers as the producers of the upcoming flick. And as per our research, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom will be arriving on Netflix on December 18. Recently, Chadwick’s co-star Davis talked about the late actor. She said that many actors mistook their presence tor the event.

Any actor who belonged to the 43 years old’s status used to come, but their ego came before them. She further said that this is what they wanted. However, Chadwick was different, he used to keep everything aside. He would completely remove any ego he had, vanity he had, and play the role of Levee. The character represents all the Black Men in America.

She also said that sometimes people look back at someone’s life backward. And it is true, in Chadwick’s case. She continued that now they can realize that what was the 43 years old going through. He was fighting cancer while he was shooting for Ma Rainey’s, but nobody knew about this.

Davis now looks back at those days where Chadwick seemed so tired. And his unbelievable and beautiful team use to massage him and help him. The actress realizes it now that they were trying to keep him working and going at his optimal level. Check out the posters of the characters in the twitter thread below.


Only a few weeks are left for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom to premiere on Netflix. The film was one of the biggest Oscar contenders for the 2020-21 awards season, but the creators had to rush after the Black Panther star passed away. We hope his last film receives love for this strong man. You can watch the trailer for the film below.

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