Lifetime’s original TV movie Betty & Coretta will receive its UK premiere on Lifetime UK on Thursday February 20th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Based on a story by Ron Hutchinson and Shem Bitterman, Betty & Coretta focuses on the extraordinary women behind the two men who would change history. The TV movie tells the similar true stories of Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X. When their husbands were tragically assassinated, these two women not only inherited the mantle of the civil rights movement in America, each also found herself to be a single mother who had to find a way to raise and support her children with no husband or father, resulting in a relationship like no other that spanned more than three decades. The drama stars Mary J. Blige, Angela Bassett, Ruby Dee, Malik Yoba, Lindsay Owen Pierre, Gloria Reuben, Cherise Booth and Shinelle Azoroh.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.