In addition, Octavia Spencer will star in a two-night event miniseries tentatively titled Tulsa, about the largest race riot in U.S. history, in Tulsa, Okla. Spencer will play journalist Mattie Clay.
"Coming off our most watched quarter in network history, we are excited to get to work on these new scripted projects with Octavia and Toni," OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement. "By diversifying our programming, we are also growing our audience, and these new projects put us in a great position to take the network to the next level."
In 2015, the network will air Belief, a seven-part television event that will travel around the world to explore mankind's ongoing search for connection with something greater than ourselves.
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