ABC’s historical series, Women of the Movement, won’t premiere until next year, but the casting announcements have begun to roll in. According to Deadline, Ray Fisher will co-star as Gene Mobley, “the man who would have been Emmett Till’s stepfather, if not for his murder.”

The series revolves around Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, who was wrongfully and brutally killed for allegedly flirting with a white woman. Per Deadline, Gene Mobley was “a devoted partner to Emmett’s mother, Mamie. Gene was considered the love of her life.”

In an official statement, Fisher expressed his excitement about the project.